Both brutal and beautifully poetic, this short film tells a story about escaping war and starting a new life in Norway.
Kurdish-Iraqi artist Shwan Dler Qaradaki arrived in Norway as a refugee in 1999 after two years travelling through the Middle East and Europe. As a first hand witness to the atrocities of war, the artist portrays human hardship and experience in a tangible, striking way. Through combining watercolour images and voice-over narrative Qaradaki tells some of his personal stories. He invites us to see beyond the incomprehensible mass of people and events, to the lived reality of individuals. This short film is a combination of art, narrative and documentary, which creates powerful emotional experience for the viewers. It raises a discussion about relevant topics for today’s political and humanitarian challenges.
Shwan Dler Qaradaki is present and will answer questions after the screening.
By Shwan Dler Qaradak, produced by Nordisk film kino and Kulturbyrået Mesen