Pel’e (Stain)

Shoresh Vakili

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Shoresh Vakili, Pel’e (Stain) (still), 2020.

Festival Forum: New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival 2021 Pel’e (Stain)
Shoresh Vakili

12 Minutes
Rojhilat, East Kurdistan

Festival Forum

October 7–21, 2021

An old man is haunted at a movie theater where he works as a janitor. He mops and cleans, but cannot get rid of a stain.

Pel’e (Stain) is one of twelve films picked by the programmers of the fifth edition of the New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival as part of a special feature on e-flux Video & Film, streaming for two weeks from October 7–21 and accompanied by a conversation between the festival’s founder Xeyal Qertel and e-flux’s Lukas Brasiskis. See the full program here.

The program is part of the series Festival Forum on e-flux Video & Film, presenting collaborations with established and emerging moving-image festivals from around the world.

For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

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Shoresh Vakili (b. in 1982, Kurdistan Province, Iran) studied graphic design and calligraphy. He worked as a photographer before turning to filmmaking, and has directed three short films.


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