Orchestra From the Land of Silence

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Original title: Orchester z krajiny ticha
Directed by Lucia Kasova
Duration 29’ | Afghan Persian, English with English subtitles

Marzia is a violinist with the first Afghan all-female orchestra, Zohra. Playing music is still unacceptable in the eyes of many in Afghanistan, especially when it comes to young women. The film depicts their desires, dreams and preparation for performances. During the tour in Slovakia, they also get to the former borders of the communist bloc.

Lucia Kasova traveled most of her life around the globe until experiencing wasn't enough and she started to look for an artistic form to mediate her thoughts. Her shorts have won awards at various festivals in Europe. In 2020 she released her debut feature-length film The Sailor, which premiered at HotDocs.

Producers Barbora Bodnarova and Michal Kascak will be attending WOMEX in person.

Production Country, Year Slovakia, 2021
Produced by Pohoda Festival
Co-produced by Shakazulu films
Distributed by Disco Sailing
Producers Michal Kascak, Barbora Bodnarova
Executive Producer Anna Rumanova
Director of Photography Martin Jurci
Sound Daniel Hornak
Editor Peter Moravek