Refugee Unknown

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    Refugee Unknown

    Tuntematon pakolainen

    Directed by

    Finland

    2016

    75 min

    Documentary

    In the autumn of 2015, Finnish-Iranian Ali Jahangiri wanted to personally experience the reality faced by refugees in Europe. Ali travelled across Europe to Finland with refugees who had landed in Greece. Unknown refugee is an authentic documentary of encounters that are not covered by the news.

    Awards

    • Main Prize (National Competition), Audience Award - Tampere FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Veera Ikonen
    Hamy Ramezan
    Ali Jahangiri
    Aram Aflatuni
    Cinematography
    Hamy Ramezan
    Arsen Sarkisiants
    Editing
    Katja Pällijef
    Production
    ITV STUDIOS FINLAND
    Hamy Ramezan

    Hamy Ramezan

    Iran

    Hamy Ramezan (1979) is a Finnish-Iranian film director and screenwriter. Having fled persecution in Iran, and survived Yugoslav refugee camps as a young boy, Ramezan and his family arrived in Finland in 1990. He graduated from the film school at UCA, Franham in 2007 and has since completed several short and documentary films, including REFUGEE UNKNOWN (2016), LISTEN (2015) and KEYS OF HEAVEN (2014). LISTEN premiered in Directors’ Fortnight during the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, won Best Narrative Short at the Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for the European Film Awards. It went on to win 45 awards and screened at more than 200 festivals world-wide.

    Selected Filmography