Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 9pm
12 year-old Mina cooks, sews, washes and works selling knick-knacks on the war-torn streets of Kabul to feed her neglectful father and senile grandfather. Nobody praises her. She spends her life walking without looking back or stopping.
Yosef Baraki studied Film Production & Philosophy at Toronto’s York University and Humber College and Mina Walking is his first feature. Serving as writer, director, cinematographer and camera operator, Yosef spent 19 days shooting with non-professional actors and heavy improvisation on the busy streets of Kabul Afghanistan. Mina Walking had its world premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival and won the inaugural Discovery Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.
A Q+A with Yosef Baraki will follow the screening.