Mighty Afrin: In the Time of Floods – by Angelos Rallis
Thursday, March 21st 2024, 8:00 p.m., Hall 3, director present, Q&A after the screening
Repetition: Saturday, March 23rd 2024, 6:00 p.m., Hall 2
In the desolate wilderness of the disappearing islands along the Brahmaputra River, 12-year-old orphan Afrin is coming of age. When heavy rainfalls and flood waters ravage Afrin’s island, she refuses to surrender to its deadly tides. Afrin rows herself in a wooden boat towards the teeming metropolis of Dhaka to find her estranged father among millions of climate refugees. Forced to grow up fast, Afrin must confront the mysteries of a sinking world.
Angelos Rallis is a director, writer, cinematographer and producer. He has a background in film, anthropology and photography. He started his career in theater and as a director for the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). In 2006, he became an elected member of the International Federation of Journalists and commenced a long-term project documenting London’s East End emerging cultures and communities. His early work in video and photography has been published in international newspapers, such as Ethnos and The Guardian, and has been used by press agencies and NGOs all around the world. Rallis is the writer, director and cinematographer of the award-winning films A Place for Everyone (2014) and Shingal, Where Are You? (2016), which screened at over 80 festivals and won 14 awards and 23 nominations.
Greece, France, Germany
Bengali with English subtitles