Private Project

The Footprints

Zahra is a mother from a war-torn country- Afghanistan. Her daughters and sons got drowned while crossing the Aegean Sea. Now her only living son is on his journey to cross the European border and she is receiving voice messages from him. He has lost his glasses on the way so he cannot see well. The only way to keep forward is to follow his comrades’ footsteps left in the snow.

  • Husasin Kazemian
  • Hussain Kazemian
  • Hussain Kazemian
  • Zahra Esmaeili
    Key Cast
  • Ibrahim Maqsudi
    Key Cast
  • Ali Hashemi
    Key Cast
  • Jaber Askari
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Afghanistan, Finland
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Husasin Kazemian

Hussain Kazemian was born in 1986 in Afghanistan. He became interested in filmmaking in his twenties and started his education in the Fine Arts at the Avicenna University in Kabul where he wrote two short film scripts. He immigrated to Finland in 2015 and since then he has made several experimental short films. Migration, class and ethics are themes of his short films.

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