Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry is pleased to share with you another nominee for World Poetry Empowered Emerging Filmmaker at the World Poetry Canada International Third Peace Festival 2013 at UBC and other events.
The documentary is The Broken Voices of Poetry, a dramatic story of a young girl who got into trouble trying to express her thoughts and feelings in poems. The young poet’s work forced her to leave her hometown and she is now living in a small house in Kabul, far from her family and friends. There has been good feedback on the film.
“I am Rahmatullah Haidari and I was born in 1989 in Kabul, Afghanistan. I finished school in 2007 in Kabul. Due to my interest in media, I started working in Arezo TV, Kabul branch in 2006 as an editor. Afterwards, I started working in Ariana TV in news video edit department, in the meantime I was also working with the Roman Film production as cameraman and film maker.
In 2009, due to 1TV’s request, I left Ariana TV and joined 1TV to work with them as head of news and political program’s editor and I currently have the same responsibility.
I am also working and cooperating with different film production companies who are working on TV commercials and short films and documentaries and I have received many letters of appreciation .
I am working also in Apple media production as deputy manager and film maker and I have directed a film with the help of this production and have sent the trailer to poetry film festival in Canada 2013.
I am really happy to be invited to this valuable film festival. The goal behind producing this film is to show the problems female poets face in this traditional society of Afghanistan. In the film I am showing the story of a young girl who got into much trouble for trying to express her thoughts and feelings in poems. This young poet’s works forced her to leave her hometown and she is now living in a small house in Kabul, far from her family and friends.
In addition to this I have many other subjects and ideas about freedom of speech, democracy elements, peace and other hot issues in Afghanistan. These ideas can be used and worked on as conferences meetings and film festivals and they can really be effective.
I believe in order to reflect these common cultural points, introducing Afghan culture to the world and introducing other country’s cultures to Afghanistan, will have a bold effect on documentaries and reports produced here in Afghanistan. Therefore I want to be a part of this and to have a role in maximizing the level of people’s knowledge, reflecting their problems, cultural exchange and establishing connections.