Country: France, Belgium
Subtitles: No Subtitle
Runtime: 14 mins.
At the age of 24, Mortaza had to flee his own country, Afghanistan, because he was sentenced to death by the religious authorities. Forced into exile, through a dangerous and clandestine road, Mortaza will reach Europe to join the country he wished to ask for asylum: France. Meet Mortaza tells the twelve-year-journey of a young man who wanted to live free. The experience plunges the audience into Mortaza’s recollections, sharing his intimacy, dreams, doubts and fights for freedom.
Joséphine Derobe is an artist and a director exploring narrative and creative forms in the fields of cinema and digital arts. She directed two 3D short films, Journal d’un Frigo (2011), Souviens-moi (2013) and co-direc- ted the VR art documentary The Wedding at Cana. She had worked several years as a 3D specialist on feature films including Wim Wenders’ films, Minuscule, and the VR experience I,Phi- lip.
Cinematography: Sergio Ochoa.
Production: Frais Oriane Hurard, Dancing Dog Productions Quentin Noirfalisse.
Screenplay: Joséphine Derobe, Mortaza Jami.
Editing: Cyril Curchod.
Sound: Côme Jalibert.