Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021


Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Zamarin Wahdat / United States of America, Germany / 2020 / 14 min / Colour / DCP / In / subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

This film is screening as part of The Journey Within. For ticket information click here.


When 8-year-old Kati stows away in her father's delivery van, Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as a single dad while holding down his first job in a new country. They make a great team travelling from delivery to delivery together. But as their relationship deepens, a brush with covert racism tests the bond between a father and daughter in this heartfelt short drama about family, immigration and overcoming prejudice.


Zamarin Wahdat

Born in Afghanistan and raised in Germany, Wahdat attended New York University's graduate film program as a Dean's fellow. Her work as a cinematographer premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, and she contributed camera work to the Academy Award–winning ‘Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)’. Wahdat was selected for the American Society of Cinematographers’ Vision Mentorship Program.


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