The Last Uncounted Village

Original title: Akharin roustaye sarshomari nashodeh
Type: Fiction

Jalal Saed panah & Abdollah Partoafkan

Written & Directed
by: Shahram Alidi
Director of Photography: Hamid Ghavami
Editing: Mahmoud Gholami
Music: Ethnic type (old music Kermanji–Laavak)
Musical instrument: Narm-e Naye Balaban
Sound recorder: Bahador Behboud
Sound Mixer: Shahram Alidi
Production designer: Shahram Alidi
Producer: Shahram Alidi
Year: 2003
Running Time: 14min 30
Film Gauge: 35mm, Colour
Original version: Kurdish
Subtitled in English or French

A government census officer has to count the number of people in one final village of the high Kurdistan mountains. He comes to a river without a bridge……

Director’s Statement:
A friend who had been teaching in this village invited me to visit him there. I accepted his invitation and some time later I departed to visit him at the place.
As I approached the outskirts of the village, I found that in order to enter the place, I had to cross a river.  However, there was no bridge to cross over. This situation triggered in my mind the idea of making the film.

Festival debut:
International Short Film Festival of Clermont Ferrand- France, 2004.