by Diana Saqeb
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(Dark Red) Afghanistan · 2017 · DCP · Color · 20' · o.v. Persian/Dari
A young married woman who falls in love with a young draper. He asks her to run away with him, but destiny says otherwise.
Selected in the 2018 Open Doors short film program
With “Dark Red” the filmmaker tells a story of empowerment in which, despite all appearances, an emancipated woman chooses her own fate. Through her everyday gesture and her own safe space she creates at home with her craft, the protagonist finds her own way to freedom away from what men expect from her.
Delphine Jeanneret · programmer
Diana Saqeb is an Afghan female filmmaker and producer based in Kabul. She has mostly produced her own documentaries and short films. She is currently developing her debut feature “Shirin Gol, The Woman of Kabul”.