Qurut

SHAHRBANOO SADAT, Afghanistan

Synopsis​

It is dawn. Rural central Afghanistan, far away in a village. A young woman is milking a goat while her little boy is assisting her by holding the horns of the goat. There is a flock of goats and sheep waiting to be milked before the young shepherd takes them to the mountains to graze all day long. She cooks Quruti, one of the most popular meals in the entire Afghanistan but especially central Afghanistan. For some years people have been making less and less Quruti as they struggle to feed their animals because the mountain pastures have dried up. Climate change has affected rain patterns and soil fertility in the whole region.

Biography

Born in Teheran, Iran, in 1990. She lives and works between Copenhagen and Kabul. She is a young Afghan scriptwriter, producer and director. She is based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her first short fiction «Vice Versa One» (2010) was selected at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2011.

In 2016, her first feature film «Wolf and Sheep» won the Art Cinema Award at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. In 2019, she participates at the Cannes Film Festival with her second feature «The Orphanage».

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