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Jalil (FIN)

Jalil is 17-year-old boy living with his Iranian family in a suburb near Helsinki. Though he has lived in Finland all his life, it seems hard for him to find acceptance among "native" Finns. At home he faces the opposite problem. His parents demand him to respect Iranian cultural traditions. The film Jalil is about one day in the life of a boy standing on the edge of two cultures. On this summer day big things are bound to culminate: religion, identity, love.

Director: Mazdak Nassir
Run time: 30 min

11.12.2013. 19:55

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