Selected Work for Picture
Candle & Bell
Strange Cities Are Familiar - TRAILER
Trailer for Strange Cities Are Familiar, a short film written and directed by Saeed Taji Farouky and produced by Candle & Bell. The film stars Mohammad Bakri as Ashraf. Funded by Creative England through the BFI NET.WORK and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Strange Cities Are Familiar is a film about memories, guilt and resilience, inspired by the writing of Mourid Barghouti, and the director's personal experiences. It tells the story of Ashraf, a Palestinian father living in the UK, struggling to confront the memories that haunt him: the promises he couldn’t keep, the family he couldn’t protect.
Saeed Taji Farouky
Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (official trailer)
**We've had more than 20,000 views of this trailer, thanks so much for your interest** The team behind this film is now making their first short fiction film, and we'd love for you to support us. From as little as £1 you can get a digital download of the film, and there are many other exciting rewards for your support. So please have a look at the Kickstarter page for our film "They Live In Forests..."http://kck.st/1svf2Ax Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows one unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) over the course of their first year of fighting in Helmand without NATO support. It is an intimate film about the human side of combat, told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective, that explores the deep personal motivations, desires and struggles of a band of fighting men on the frontline. Without a NATO soldier in sight, and no narrative but their own, this is the war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it. The film received its World Premiere at the Berlinale in February 2015 and was awarded the Amnesty International Human Rights award and the Audience Award for best documentary. For more information please visit the film's website here: http://touristwithatypewriter.com/#SPRINGMAIN and sign up for our mailing list at www.tellspringfilm.com or follow our twitter feed @tellspring for updates on the film, screenings and more.