Taweez – Der Talisman- schreiber

A Film by Ali Hakim

Synopsis

Taweez tells the story of an old, lonesome talisman-writer, who earns his money with prophecy and has already lost the hope for acknowledgement in life, but suddenly finds himself as a messiah as a result of the rumours in the village. Some now even call hin a charlatan. In the little village acknowledgement comes as the face of power and lures the devasteted mullah in.
While the village can’t decide, on which side to stand, a little boy finds comfort in seeing the mullah as a mentor and believes all of his magic. The prophecies and curses work as a katalysator for the village people to force powers as structures of hierarchy and give the boy new perspectives. In the microcosm of the village they stand for the seeking of finding comfort in rather hardlines ideologies. Their lifes find fullfillment with either take a stand against, or for the mullah.

Director

  • Picture of Ali Hakim © Ali Hakim

    Ali Hakim

    During the Soviet Invasion in Afghanistan he and his family fled to Germany. There he finished high school and decided to start in film business. After his internship at the TV-series „Die Anwälte“ he worked as runner, driver, videooperater, and floor manager. 2008 he decided to start a college education at the medienakademie where he created shorts. imagefilms and ads. The short film „Crazy In Love“ was his graduate project with which he was nominated for the „Studio Hamburg New Talent Award“.
    Since 2011 he started his own filmproduction company „let’s be awesome“ and produced commercials and short films. In 2013 he shot the short film „Taweez – The Talisman Writer“ in Afghanistan. The Film was awarded „Short Film Of The Month“ and the distinction „Especially Valuable“ by the „German Film Rating Commsission“.
    At the moment he is working on a short animation about an afghan policeman and on two feature films as director, producer and writer. The script for „Mujahida“ was funded by the „Filmfund Hamburg Schleswig- Holstein“.

Awards + Festivals

  • 11th GOLDEN APRICOT YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Armenia)July 13, 2014
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Hofheim, Germany)July 31, 2014
  • SIGNES DE NUIT FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Berlin, Germany)August 3, 2014
  • 38th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Section “Focus on World Cinema”, Canada)August 21, 2014
  • 3rd EKA DESHMA – FESTIVAL DE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)September 19, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 21, 2014
  • 7th ECOLOGICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)October 2, 2014
  • 11th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Competition Documentary till 45 minutes, Germany)October 4, 2014
  • 6th BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Iraq)October 15, 2014
  • 23rd HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 18, 2014
  • 16th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • 3rd CHENNAI INT’L DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 25, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT’L DU COURT METRAGE DE TIZNIT (Official Selection, Marokko))March 3, 2015
  • UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL EDINBURGH (Official Selection, Scotland)March 19, 2015
  • 7th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (World Cinema Section, India)April 7, 2015
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL TOUR FILM FEST (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)July 3, 2015
  • ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tanzania)July 18, 2015
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW):

Crew

Director
Ali Hakim
Screenplay
Ali Hakim
Producer
Ali Hakim
Director Of Photography
Patrick Wittig
Editor
Stefan Otterpohl
Sound
Andreas Hellmanzik

Details

Running Time
20:00
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Stereo
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

let‘s be awesome
filmproduction GbR, Hakim & Oldak
Hammer Deich 26-­34
20357 Hamburg, Germany

mobil: +49 176 / 400 48 600
info@letsbeawesome.de
a.hakim@letsbeawesome.de
www.letsbeawesome.de

www.taweez-­film.de
www.facebook.com/taweezfilm