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Death, dictates silence

English title: Death, dictates silence
Original title: Döden dikterar tystnad
Sweden, 2021, 15 min.

Director: Javid Sina
Production company:
HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design
PO Box 131
SE405 30 Göteborg
Phone: +46 31-786 10 00

Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Two Afghan refugee siblings are separated in early childhood. Their mother passes away and the son of the family cannot attend the funeral due to the pandemic, leaving his sister to make funeral arrangements by herself. They are in two different parts of the world, living in different cultural contexts. The harsh conditions for Afghan refugee women in Iran are not comparable to the comfortable lifestyle the brother is living in Sweden. This leaves him feeling shameful and guilty because he knows of the xenophobia against Afghan refugees in Iran. Via video call, the brother gets the opportunity to do right by himself and talk to his sister about his feelings but long kept secrets unravel causing the sister to react differently than expected.

Haugesund IFF 2021