I Will Wait

Mohammed Sherwani

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Mohammed Sherwani, I Will Wait (still), 2017.

Festival Forum: New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival 2021 I Will Wait
Mohammed Sherwani

11 Minutes
Bashur, South Kurdistan

Festival Forum

October 7–21, 2021

I Will Wait tells the story of single mother and widow named Sohaila, whose husband, a Peshmerga fighter, was martyred in the war against ISIS. She leads a difficult life alone with her baby daughter in a flat, and tries to get her neighbors to look after her daughter while she earns a living working at a restaurant.

I Will Wait 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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Mohammed Sherwani (b. Erbil), completed his education in the city of Erbil (Hewler), where he attended the Fine Arts Institute and studied music. Later, he studied film at the College of Arts. He subsequently moved to Turkey to obtain his master’s degree in film and TV production. He works as a film director, film and drama producer, and script writer, and is the founder of Cine Kurd.

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