DON’T FORGET THEM by Kamaran Karym
DON’T FORGET THEM is a very honest and intense documentary.
It deals with the story of a doctor, a volunteer, traveling to the refugee camps near Duhok, Kurdistan in order to help with the medical need there.
You suddenly can feel involved in the lives of the refuges because of the point of view of the main “character” who is an insider in this community, a doctor taking care of them. So you have the direct experience of this person and his narrative voice let us to live inside this camps of refugees.
The fact that doctor is directly involved in this story let the audience feel strongly the truth of the cruelties related to the Fighting in Northern Syria, in a very authentic way.
There are also several interviews to other volunteers working on that camps, most of them took part of “Love for the least” a MOVEMENT of missionary work. Through their words you can discover the consequences of the fighting in Northern Syria on these refugees: the condition of their lives in the camps in which also the rain can be a big problem, the danger for their life and all the health’s problems, the condition of the children who have the “memory of the war”, “a memory is not easy to live with". Everything is very different from how you can imagine and stronger than anything you can watch in TV news.
One of the person in the documentary says: “ We need to show the people what we have here, what we are doing here, but we still need human resources.”
In this sentence there is maybe the sense of this film.
Volunteers work to give an hope to children and people in this camps through education and forms of job to do.
“We cannot change the past, but we can create a better future”, this is the aim.
And the final football match between children let us hope this aim can be real.
Even if the budget of this independent film is not high, the cinematography is always refined and elegant and never suffer this condition.
The rhythm of the editing of the documentary is intense and involving all during the film.
The point of view of the director on this refugees is really honest and very empathic and you feel the strong necessity to watch more and more films on that issue.
DON’T FORGET THEM is directed by Kamaran Karym who is a freelance director, editor and camera operator with KamFilming Production Company. He is based in the UK and has worked in the filmmaking industry for more than 10 years.
About this very strong film he says: “I really enjoyed working on this project and I hope it helps to make the world more aware of the refugees suffering in the camps in Kurdistan.”
And the Producer Kim Polo adds: “This is my first full length documentary. The Middle East news has always fascinated me, ever since I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jordan from 1999-2001. I have followed along as the Syrian War escalated, ISIS formed and invaded, and in 2014 when the Yazidi Genocide took place in Sinjar. Recently, I became especially moved by the stories unfolding from the refugees living in camps in Kurdistan. I couldn’t help myself, but want to make a documentary about it. I wanted to tell the world what was happening there, inform them of the problems, possible solutions, and raise awareness for those struggling from war. I didn’t want to just read about it anymore, I wanted to actively try and help. I hope you are inspired by the film and it helps to explain the humanitarian crisis continuing even today in Kurdistan and worldwide.”
We can confirm they really reached this aim. Thank you for this important documentary.
DON’T FORGET THEM won Best Original Score and Honorable Mention Feature Documentary for the May Monthly Competition on the Florence Film Awards.
Pensioners Chips Episode 5 US Presidential Campaign by Joachim Weber
Pensioners Chips Episode 5 US Presidential Campaign is a very funny animated short film.
We can pleasantly watch at the lives of Willy and Jimmy, old 1995s microprocessors, retired for 20 years, grow old slowly. So Willy and Jimmy are two personalized microprocessors. In a Park, sitting on a bench, they are in a conversation, like every afternoon. They meet quite regularly and their meetings are never very quiet. Since 20 years now they meet every day and discuss everything which is discussable with their own sense of humor. Whether it will be things out of a normal life or political circumstances in Europe - which easily could stay for all the world.
We can also add about this project that originated Willy and Jimmy are side characters out of a real big project from the CGI Magic Movie Corporation named "The Fabulous Three". This is about adventures in the internet and should be made for the big screen.
The director is able to create in only four minutes and fifty-two seconds a very clever, ironic and colorful comedy about the election of the American President. After only few minutes of this little short film you completely forget that Willy and Jimmy are two microprocessors in stead of real persons and you feel like to be sit on a bench playing chess with them.
Dialogues are really well written and the rhythm of the scene and the editing are very intense so that you continue keep a strong attention from the beginning to the end of this funny and involving short film.
Moreover the technique of 3D animation is perfectly used in this Job. Even if the budget of this project not very high, the result is really refined. Before voting for a new President you should always watch back to this precious short animated film!
Pensioners Chips Episode 5 US Presidential Campaign is written, directed and produced by Joachim Weber.
Joachim Weber is Founder and CEO of CGI Magic Movie Corporation USA, and he is a German script writer, director and producer.
Pensioners Chips Episode 5 US Presidential Campaign won the honorable Mention for Animated Film in May Monthly competition of the Florence Film Awards.
Congratulations to all cast and crew!