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The First Movie

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Synopsis

We see Iraqi kids regularly in our media. Nearly always as part of the war, its victims, its adjuncts. But what about their imaginative lives? Inspired a bit by Night of the Hunter, Northern Irish Mark Cousins went to a small village in the Kurdish North, took a projector, some great movies and 3 small cameras to give to kids. The resulting film is about war, yes, but also about not-war: We hear of a fish called Bery who lives in a magical palace, and about a cow that farts. A child combs a dove's feathers in the gloaming. We meet a boy who 'gives his dreams to the mud'.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
76 mins
Format
HDV
Director
Mark Cousins 1st Feature
Producer
Robbie Allan
Co-Producer
Trish Dolman
Executive Producer
Robbie Allan
Editor
Timotheus Langer
Screenwriter
Mark Cousins
Director of Photography
Mark Cousins
Sound
Brent Calkin
Music
Melissa Hui
Principal Cast
The Children of Gop Tapa

Production Company

CONNECTfilm ltd
37 Spring Gardens
Edinburgh EH8 8HR
Scotland
UK

T+44 (0)131 661 1894

gillparry@connectfilm.co.uk
http://www.thefirstmovie.net