Mina Walking, a Story of Hardship, Neglect

Published: 17th November 2015 06:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2015 06:35 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: All Lights India International Film Festival’s (ALIIFF)  third day, on Tuesday, will begin with ‘Mina Walking’ an Afghan movie. ‘Mina Walking’ is being screened in the competition-Debut Film section.

The movie tells the story of Mina, a 12-year-old Afghan street seller who cooks, sews, washes and works while selling knick-knacks on the war-torn streets of Kabul to feed her neglectful father and senile grandfather. Nobody praises her. She lives on doing her job without looking back or stopping.

mina.jpgMina Walking is a 2015 movie written and directed by Yosef Baraki. It was screened in the Generation 14 plus section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it competed for the Crystal Bear. Mina in the movie struggles to balance her education with her responsibility as the main breadwinner of the family. The movie will be screened on screen three of the venue- Cinepolis at 8.45 am.

In the documentary competition ‘Simply As a Human Being’ from Poland will be screened.  Women for Justice - A story about the power of solidarity- from Germany will be screened in the Cinema for Women section. Cinema for Women section also includes ‘Lucky Them’, a movie from the Unites States.

Another highlight of the day is the screening of the Malayalam movie Crime No:89. The movie had won the state award for the best film apart from various awards and critical acclaim. The movie will be screened on screen seven of the venue.

The festival is being jointly hosted by the All Lights Film Society along with the Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) and will be held over five days, where 131 films from 34 countries will be screened across 18 sections.


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