THE COW FARM by Ali Sheikh Khudr | Syria & Egypt 2016 | 60'
* nominated for the NETPAC AWARD
Portrait of a Syrian farmer, the filmmaker’s cousin who, in spite of the war, tries to live his daily life.
In 2010, this film started out as an ordinary documentary about the maker’s family and the city of Salamya where they live. However, it immediately fixates on its first subject: Hassan, the maker’s farmer cousin with a shed full of cows he is very fond of. When Ali Sheikh Khudr returned two years later, the war proved to have inflicted deep wounds.
Produced Filmed Edited and Directed by Ali Sheikh Khudr
Co-Producer Daydream Art Production (Muhammad Samir)
Sound Mix Simon About Assali
ALI SHEIKH KHUDR (1987, Damascus, Syria) started working as a filmmaker in 2006, mainly as a cinematographer and editor for local films with both independent and professional directors.
His first film City of Emptiness (2008) was screened at the IFFR in 2012.