International Short Dox

Aralkum

Uzbekistan, Germany
2022 — 14' / Color

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Synopsis

A desert landscape, as if from another planet. A few lonely, rusty shipwrecks. Low desert scrub grows around them to hold the sand together during the merciless storms. Aralkum, the Aral Desert, is the bare seabed, the last thing left of the Aral Sea.
By weaving together different cinematic textures, the short film Aralkum re-imagines the dried-up Aral Sea, allowing an old fisherman to set sail one last time.

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Director Biography

Mila Zhluktenko: Born 1991 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Studied in the Documentary Department at University of Television and Film, Munich. Her films have been screened at numerous filmfestivals including IDFA, Visions du Réel, Camerimage and MoMA, winning multiple awards. Daniel Asadi Faezi Born 1993 in Germany. Studied in the Documentary Department at University of Television and Film, Munich and National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan. Besides directing he produces documentary and experimental cinema. His films screened at numerous filmfestivals including Locarno,

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Director

Daniel Asadi Faezi

Mila Zhluktenko

Producer

Daniel Asadi Faezi

Fozil Yunusov

Mila Zhluktenko

Cinematographer

Sadriddin S Shakhabiddinov

Editor

Daniel Asadi Faezi

Mila Zhluktenko

Sound

Fazliddin Musurmonov

Official Film Website

http://asadifaezi.com/aralkum/

Contact

Daniel Asadi Faezi
Deisenhofener Straße 47
Munich 81539, Germany
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