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Synopsis

A fourteen year old boy, forced to provide for his younger siblings after the death of their parents, is driven to quit school and smuggle goods across the Iran/Iraq border.

Crew

Written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi
Camera: Bayram Fazli
Edit: Mohammad Ali Sajjadi
Sound Recording: Asad Khoshnood
Music: Ali Kohan Deyri
Technical Affairs: Rasane Pouya

Cast

Nezhad Ekhtiardiny, Amene Ekhtiardiny, Mahdi Ekhtiardiny

Awards

Special Jury Prize, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, France 1999

Horizon Award, Aspen Shortfest, USA 1999

Grand Jury Prize, St.Petersburg Film festival, Russia 1999

RTP Onda Curta Award, Vila Do Conde Film Festival, Portugal 1999

Grand Jury Prize, Vila Do Conde Film Festival, Portugal 1999 

Special Plaque, Montecatini Film Festival, Italy 1999

Best Documentary, Festival Del Cortometraggio, Sienna Italy 1999

Grand Jury Prize, Festival Del Cortomentraggio, Sienna Italy 1999

Grand Jury Prize, Corto Imola Festival, Italy 1999

Grand Jury Prize, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, USA 1999

Special Jury Award, Cinematexas, USA 1999

Festival Screenings

Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, France

Aspen Shortfest, USA

St. Petersburg Film Festival, Russia

Vila Do Conde Film Festival, Portugal

Montecatini Film Festival, Italy

Cinema Du Reel, France

Tampere International Film Festival, Finland 

Nunich Documentary Film Festival, Germany

Seattle Internatinal Film Festival, USA

Short Film Festival Drama, Greece

Huntington International Film Festival, USA

Festival Of Festivals, Denmark

Frankfurter Film Schau International Short Documentary, Germany

Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea

Dokument ART, Germany

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, USA

Corto Imola Festival, Italy

Festival Del Cortometraggio, Sienna Italy

Leipzig International Film festival, Germany

Regensburg Short Film Week, Germany

Cinema Mediterraneen Montpellier, France

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Flickerfest 2000, Sydney, Australia

Museum of Modern Art, New York

54th Flaherty International Film Seminar 21-27 June, 2008, NY

Musuem of Modern Art (Moma) 27-7 July,2008, NY

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Producer: Bahman Ghobadi
Video, 27 Minutes, Documentary,
1995