OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Aysha – Living in a country riddled by war and destruction, existence and a way out is eked out by being smart, imaginative and quick-witted

Director, writer and producer Cengiz Akaygün has brought to life one moment in time of a family seeking that way out. The storyline is well scripted and covers the effect, emotionally, physically and mentally the war is having on this small family of three. The mother, played by Halima Ilter, has seen much misery and her experience has hardened, her, she is pragmatic and a survivor not … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Aysha – Living in a country riddled by war and destruction, existence and a way out is eked out by being smart, imaginative and quick-witted

OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Sandstorm – A schoolgirl going through juvenescence, exploring her feminism in a patriarchal society

Director and writer Seemab Gul has opened a small window in a male controlled society, showing how girls and women manage their day to day life in it. The introduction of pubescence as a catalyst is a master stroke by Seemab because it is this period when a fragile body ravaged by frenzied hormones causes the greenness of youth to explore the limits of themselves and the … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Sandstorm – A schoolgirl going through juvenescence, exploring her feminism in a patriarchal society

OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – The Silent Echo: A remote and barren village with the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas is the idyllic setting to have courage and live the dream 

To dream and to immerse oneself in that moment requires no money, no setting and definitely no hard work, it just needs the power of imagination, there are no boundaries no limits to how far and beyond you can go. there are no boundaries no limits to how far and beyond you can go The difference is converting that dream into reality, that is a … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – The Silent Echo: A remote and barren village with the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas is the idyllic setting to have courage and live the dream 

OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – The Ocean Duck: Inspired by Rumi’s thirteenth century epic poem the Masnavi

Huda Razzak produced and directed The Ocean Duck and has very successfully unravelled a particular point in the extensive Islamic theological works of the ‘Masnavi,’ Joining the old with the present is a well worked formula that Huda in the form of a very simple and refreshing animation has brought to life for the viewing pleasure of all ages. The Ocean Duck and has very … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – The Ocean Duck: Inspired by Rumi’s thirteenth century epic poem the Masnavi

OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Stranger at the Gate: A deeply soul-searching film that is excellent viewing and humbling to the extreme

The documentary short is a complete surprise and refreshingly so in how it begins out, how the story is narrated and how it ends. My naivety and pre-judging got one over on me and the age-old saying ‘Never judge a book by its cover,’ most definitely, is one hundred percent correct. Documentaries by their very nature look at real events to provide a factual report on … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Stranger at the Gate: A deeply soul-searching film that is excellent viewing and humbling to the extreme