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To the Marriage of True Minds

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Copyright Motion Group Pictures 2010

Synopsis

Hayder and Falah, two young Iraqi men, seek asylum in London from Baghdad. The two men buy illegal passage onto a cargo vessel, enduring a storm-tossed journey in the dim confines of a shipping container. Uncertain how long their voyage will last, or if they will be turned away upon arrival, they count the days by the light through a star-like hole in the ceiling. Falah, a writer, comforts Hayder with lines from Shakespearean love sonnets, whispered in Arabic, as they await an unknown reception.

Their entry into England is heralded by the growling of security dogs at the walls of their container, and the two lovers become separated. We follow Hayder through the scrutiny of immigration to his frantic search for Falah in the Arabic communities of West London. Ultimately, as he finds himself bereft in an indifferent city, Hayder must trust that the poetry of their love will lead him, once again, to Falah.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
12 mins
Format
16mm
Director
Andrew Steggall
Producer
Will Parry
Co-Producer
Will Parry
Editor
Hoping Chen
Screenwriter
Andrew Steggall
Director of Photography
Brian Fawcett
Production Designer
Sarah Bacon
Sound
Roger Low
Principal Cast
William El Gardi, Amir Boutrous, Jane Bertish, Raad Rawi

Production Company

Motion Group Pictures
293 Westbourne Park Road
London W11 1EE
UK

T +44 (0)7866 849 837

andrew@motiongrouppictures.com
http://www.motiongrouppictures.com

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Company

Motion Group Pictures
293 Westbourne Park Road
London W11 1EE
UK

T +44 (0)7866 849 837

andrew@motiongrouppictures.com
http://www.motiongrouppictures.com