XXIX. 2014 Black International Cinema Berlin

A Complexion Change
Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy
An International Media Project (UNESCO)

XXIX. 2014
Black International Cinema Berlin

"Pathways to Enlightenment / Wege zur Erkenntnis"
May 7-11

"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
July 1 - August 31, 2014

Venue: Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall)
10825 Berlin/Germany

XXIX. 2014 Black International Cinema Berlin
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Sunday . May 11

4 pm / 16 Uhr

Director: Mokhtar Masoumyan
Narrative, Color, 23 min.
Iran 2013
Kurdish with English subtitles


The story is about a girl who derives a problem because of an old tradition (circumcision). Now at the beginning of her marriage, some other social problems appear. "Almond" is the story of Awat, a girl who encounters traditions and enters a new world full of adversity. Circumcision of girls is performed among traditional Iranian society in some rural regions.

Die Geschichte handelt von einem Mädchen, das wegen der alten Tradition des Beschneidens in Bedrängnis gerät. Jetzt, zu Beginn ihrer Ehe, tauchen einige andere gesellschaftliche Probleme auf. "Almond" ist die Geschichte von Awat, einem Mädchen, das mit Traditionen konfrontiert wird und in eine Welt voller Widrigkeiten gerät. Beschneidungen gehören zur traditionellen Gesellschaft einiger ländlicher Gebiete des Irans.

Director: Mokhtar Masoumyan




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