Newlyn International Film Festival – “Evan: A Survivor’s Story”
Saturday 6th April 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tickets: £4/Concessions £2
“Evan: A Survivor’s Story” + Q&A with Director Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi.
The story revolves around a video journalist from Kurdistan, Middle East named Evan who is forced to remain aloof from his family. The writer and director of the film, Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi, has a great similarity with Evan as he is also a journalist and filmmaker from Kurdistan. Both face the same problems due to the ISIS attack and are forced to leave their homeland for the lifetime.
This film has been shot in both motion and hand-held camera i.e. video camera, creating a dynamic experience for the viewer. By mixing the two techniques, the film manages to further portray the dreadful feeling and making it an even more interesting watch.
Rafiqfuad is a Kurdish-British filmmaker, currently living in the UK. Before becoming a filmmaker, he was working as a journalist and TV presenter in Kurdistan for up to ten years. He also has a passion for photography and had two exhibitions in Iran and Iraq.
He is a current graduate from the Northern Film School in Leeds with an MA in Documentary Filmmaking and is a fluent Kurdish, Persian (Farsi) and Dari speaker.
‘Evan: A Survivor’s Story” is a project born out of his own personal experience as a refugee and working with asylum seekers as an interpreter in the UK.
“Overall, ‘Evan: A Survivor’s Story’ is an amazing and touching film that at the same time manages to show the horrors of humanity, but also the beauty – giving us the complete picture.” Aindrila Chatterjee – Cult Critic Film Magazine