Short Films

 

BARLOYNO – 2009

  Length: 10 minutes
  Director: Morvary Samare
  Producer: RAMZ Media
  Photo: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Edit: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Financing: RAMZ Media
  Format: 4:3

 

 

 

In February 2004 the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) attacked the IDP camp of Barlonyo in Northern Uganda. Over 300 civilians were burned or shot to death. Many of those who remained were children who suddenly became the head of the families. These are some of their stories.

Barlonyo:

 

Barlonyo


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  1 minute 1 city – 2009

  Length: 1 minutes
  Director: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Animation: David Seitz
  Edit: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Financing: RAMZ
  Format: 16:9 (Letterbox)

In December 2008, a treaty to ban cluster bombs was signed by 98 countries. Lets keep pushing the remaining countries to sign and eliminate these horrible weapons. www.stopclusterbombs.org.

This piece was created for  Toronto Underground Festival where it was screened in 2009.

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 CAMILLA’S DREAM – 2008

  Length: 4 minutes
  Director: Morvary Samare
  Producer: Morvary Samare, Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Photo: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Edit: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Financing: RAMZ
  Format: 16:9 (Letterbox)

 

Camilla’s Dream is a short film based on the feature documentary Remains. It was put together for the he exhibition, Dreams without Borders 08, held in Montreal, Canada. Camilla, her brothers Stale and Trym are all pained by the sexual abuse they remember going through during their child hood. Camilla has a reoccurring nightmare where she sees her father dead, his severed head swaying in the hands of her younger brothers. The dream usually results in her screaming out loud and shaking violently, forcing her husband Jakob to awake her.

Dreams are a very powerful source to our subconscious and when we are in severe pain, feeling rage and agony, dreams give us a creative as well as destructive space to express those emotions free from judgement and moral assumptions. Maybe dreams allow us to hate and love freely and, as such, are a pure reflection of what hides within the depth of our souls

Exhibition: Camilla’s Dream was seen by visitors at the Dreams Without Boarders exhibition of 2008 where it also received an award of excellence.

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 THE PROMISE LAND – 2007

 
  Length: 4 minutes
  Director: Morvary Samare
  Photo: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Edit: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Financing: Esperanza
  Format: 16:9 (Letterbox)

 

Stills

Promise Land:

Promise Land is a short film on human trafficking across borders for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Commissioned by the Esperanza Contemporary Art Festival in Santander, Spain, Promise Land is a two-screen projection, which portrays a victim of human trafficking and her feeling of being trapped socially and financially.

Promise Land

 

Screenings:

  • Radio Television of Republic of Srpska (Bosnia)
  • Festival der Nationen Kort Film Festival (Austria)
  • Esperanza (Spain)

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MOMENT OF FURY – 2005

  Length: 10 minutes
  Director: Morvary Samare
  Producer: Morvary Samare
  Photo: Astrid Schau-Larsen, Archive
  Edit: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Financing: RAMZ
  Format: 4:3

 

Moment of Fury:

Moment of Fury describes the violation of fundamental human rights, such as freedom of expression, in contemporary Iran. It depicts the realities of life under authoritarian rule as seen through the eyes of asylum seekers and activists in exile as well as in Iran

Screenings:

  • Tampere Film Festival / 2007 (Finland)
  • Bergen Filmklubb / 2006 (Norway)
  • Document4 Human Rights Film Festival / 2006 (Scotland)
  • One World Human Rights Film Festival / 2006 (Czech Republic)

Seminars:

  • Studentersamfunnet / 2006 (Norway): The film opened for Dr. Shirin Ebadi’s lecture on Human Rights in Iran

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PARIA – 2005

  Length: 10 minutes
  Director: Morvary Samare
  Producer: Morvary Samare
  Photo: Astrid Schau-Larsen, Morvary Samare
  Edit: Astrid Schau-Larsen
  Drawings: Morvary Samare
  Format: 4:3

 

Paria is an animated short film about false political promises. The film was inspired by the poem “Paria” by the late Persian poet Ahmad Shamloo. Voice: Mohammad Husseinpour.