Artist and photographer Richard Mosse reveals the stories behind the making of his latest film, 'The Enclave' (2013), in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which will be shown in the Irish Pavilion at this year’s 55th Venice Biennale.
A short documentary film : In between the famous Baba Mountain in rural Center of Afghanistan there is a village with 2500 families with just two schools for children. Nine-year-old Fakhereh from Afghanistan isn’t content to be a goatherd. She goes to school and enjoys learning. However, she has to walk there on foot and the journey takes two-and-a-half hours. There are only two schools available to children in this mountainous area – one for boys and one for girls. Most of the girls only complete primary school and then remain at home. Only 5% of women in Afghanistan are educated; the rest are illiterate. Therefore, Fakhereh’s fate is uncertain. The little girl has to take the goats to pasture every morning and bring her father lunch. Will she manage to change things? Does she have any chance of following her dream?
Director: Sahra Mosawi
Producer: Asmita Shrish
Editor: Sahra Mosawi
Music: Noorjahan Akbar
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), 2012
One World Human Rights Film Festival , Prague 2013
Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF), 2013
Middle East Now! Film Festival , Florence , 2013
Women and Minorities in Media Festival , Boston 2012
Bang Film Festival (Middle East) Nottingham 2012
No Gloss Film Festival , Leeds 2012
Human Rights Film Festival Bir Duiyo Kazakhstan, 2013
This is my project for Summer Documentary School 2013 in National Film and Television School.
: I've heard about Auntie Ganga through my family but have never actually met her. I was intrigued when I first met her , her energy just impressed me thus decided to follow her in this film. I wanted to know how ex-Gurkhas soldiers are living and what difficulties they are facing in UK after moving here in old age but ended up understanding how important a community actually is for one and without it where would we be.