Aboli’s Journey (Abolis resa)

As a seventeen year old Abolfazl walks the whole way from Iran to Sweden. After three years, he is deported and now lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the first time in his life. Kicki calls from Sweden to tell that he has got a job, but now a working permit and ID card is needed to be able to return. Obtaining paper turns out to be more difficult than Abolfazl first thought. The plan is to embark on a dangerous journey to Jaghori, where he has relatives who can verify his identity.

In collaboration with Arena Idé.

Released Thursday 11 March at 18.00. The movie was available for streaming for 48 h.

Aboli’s Journey from Yasaman Sharifmanesh on Vimeo.

Arena Idé’s Lisa Pelling meets the director Yasaman Sharifmanesh in a talk regarding the film Abolis resa, screened in competition in the section Tempo Documentary Award 2021.

  • Director

    Yasaman Sharifmanesh

  • Producers

    Ginestra Film, Antonio Russo Merenda

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  • Duration

    59 min

  • Festivalsection

    Tempo Documentary Award

  • Premiere

    World premiere




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