2020.9.19 Sat 10:00 Start
Special Archive
(2019-2020: Audiovisual Works/Animated Short Films)
CELLMate
Solmaz ETEMAD
Entertainment Division Excellence Award-winner
[Iran]
Video work
Video Work
Rana, a girl around the age of 10, spends her day in a courtyard playing with a little bird in a cage, hanging out laundry, or reading books. She hears laughing voices of other children from the outside. A white-haired man comes home and orders Rana to bring him a towel and drink, and she obeys. Toward the end of the story, the man speaks kindly to Rana, who is crouched in a corner of a room. He then takes her hand and, together, they go into the house. Through the window, the viewers see on the wall the photos of their wedding. The film, which is filled with bright colors, ends with a text stating that “Annually, in the world, 12 million girls marry before they reach the age of 18, which is a marriage almost every two minutes.” This work, CELLMate, presents an image of a girl whose childhood is taken away to let the world know that there are girls and women who continue to have ambitions and fight back even in the worst conditions.