Angelus Novus

Irish Premiere

What does war means to a young kids who are made homeless in a foreign country? Can they still carry dreams when their future seems to be doomed?

Ali and his younger brother, together with their parents are life-long immigrants from Afghanistan. They just arrived in Turkey. Every day they go to school and work hard the rest of the day as shoe shiners on the street. Both have one dream in common: work hard to save money and go after their uncle Kakay who has been traceless since he left Turkey with the trafficker for the West. A great deal of their earnings goes to the rent. One day they found out that another kid occupied their working spot for shoe shining. A fight breaks and they kick the other boy badly. Since the fight, the peace disappears from their inner human nature as a kid. More sadly, Ali’s childhood is gone for good when he sees that the boy they kicked is a Syrian refugee and has the same destiny as them.

Director: Aboozar Amini

25 mins/ Netherlands, United Kingdom, Afghanistan // 2015

Cast: Nik Mohammad Nazari, Darab Nazari,

Ramin Naymi, Seyed Ali Mousavi

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