Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa
International Festival Signs of the Night - Lisbon

17° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa (5° Edição) - January 17-20, 2020

Sunday - January 19th, 2020
5 pm

Lisboa, Portugal


Unseen Photos of Anfal
Hawraz Muhamed, Nabaz Ahmed
Iraq / 2019 / 0:26:00


The story tells the life of a photographer who lived in areas of Iraqi Kurdistan and in areas where there was genocide. He has photographed the people of the villages and towns in the areas. And after a long time more than 25 years the negative films passed from owner to another.recently some one from village of Asker fund out those pictures. then he stars searches from village to another looking for the relatives of those missing in Anfal Military operations.He wants to give them the photographs of their missing people. With every photo there are touching stories. For example, an old man and an old woman lost their five children in 1988 and have no pictures. Thirty years later, They are able to see pictures of their five children.




Travis Beard
Afghanistan, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina / 2018 / 1:17:00


"RocKabul" is a coming of age documentary which deals with youth identity and freedom of expression that existed on the precipitous of the fragile city of Kabul. It shows the strength of the human spirit as Afghanistan's first and only metal band, District Unknown, reach out to the disenchanted Afghan youth, the expat community and eventually the outside world. However, by challenging this traditional Islamic republic, District Unknown literally put themselves and their fans in the firing line. The grassroots music movement which encouraged the participation of men and women alike ultimately crumbles under the weight of the conservative society that shadows them. Captured by Australian filmmaker, Travis Beard who lived in Kabul for seven years, the film features a side of Afghan life rarely shown in Western media.