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The Tide Experiment released Wolf and Sheep as the second film of its fourth edition: directed by Shahrbanoo Sadat.
Wolf and Sheep is the debut feature film by young Afghan female film maker Sharbanoo Sadat. Winner of the CICAE Prize at Director’s Fortnight in Cannes, the Film will had its UK Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.
Wolf and Sheep portrays Afghan society, rural communities and beliefs, traditions and stories all through the eyes of shepherd children. The film centres on the belief of a Kashmir Wolf, a female monster who walks on two legs, and is, in fact, a tall, green fairy, who takes the cruel with her up to the mountain.
Synopsis: In rural Afghanistan, people believe in the stories they invent to tell each other, explaining the mysteries of the world, they don’t understand. Shepherd children own the mountains. Even though there are no grown-ups around, they know the rules very well; the main one is that boys and girls are not allowed to be together, they have to be separated. The boys practice with their slings to fight the wolves should they attack the flock. The girls smoke dried branches of wheat secretly and play wedding, dreaming of getting a husband soon. They gossip about everyone and everything, but mostly about Sediqa, 11, an outsider among the shepherd children. They think she is cursed, as an evil ghost disguised as a snake bewitched her grandmother.