Short Films II

Thursday 18.10 15:00

Forbidden Bicycle

Directed by Rasoul Khorram
Finland, documentary, 10 min
Language: Kurdish
Subtitles: English

Riding a bike is Shad’s dream. In her home country, it is banned for women to ride a bike.


Directed by Heidi Hänninen and Muhaned Durubi
Finland, fiction, 5 min

A poetic short film about finding love and life. It’s not jost people who leave that suffer but also the people who stay.


Directed by Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni
Finland, Denmark, fiction, 13 min
Language: Arabic, Danish, English
Subtitles: English

A woman comes to the police station with her son to report a crime. However, the translator starts to steer the events.

A Single Mum from Bamyan

Directed by Aqila Farahmand
Afghanistan, fiction, 21 min
Language: Dari
Subtitles: English

A young single mother provides for her family by working as a washerwoman and tries to maintain a relationship with her husband who lives in Iran.


Hakima Arefi
English, fiction, 15 min
Language: Farsi, English
Subtitles: English

English-Afghan couple is having problems in their marriage.

Hanan & Khalid – The Immigration Office deports you to your home country, Iraq

Directed by Anna Näveri, Jukka Eräkare, Aimal Hakimi
Finland, documentary, 15 min
Language: Arabic, Finnish
Subtitles: Finnish

Own Home

Directed by Barbro Björkfelt
Finland, documentary, 30 min
Language: Finnish, Swedish, Arabic, English
Subtitles: Finnish

Everyone dreams about having an own home. The documentary follows Yemeni Fatima and young Dawood for three years.