Original Title: HEVI Spanish Title: English Title: HEVI Year and month of production: 2018 Length: 20 minutes Production country: France Genre: Fiction Language: Kurdish Subtitles: English, French Trailer (link): https://vimeo.com/295196416 Web: https://www.mohammadshaikhow.com/hevi Facebook:
Hévi and Walat, a young Kurdish refugee couple have arranged to meet a human smuggler to cross an undefined border to a place of freedom.
Born in Qamishli, Syria in 1988, Mohammad Shaikhow is a screenwriter, director and cinematographer based in Paris. He received his MA in Directing from École Nationale Supérieure d’Audiovisuel (ENSAV) in 2016, and his BA in Film from Kurdish Film School in Erbil. Presently, he is doing a Ph.D in cinema (creation and research program) at ENSAV. For his short film HEVI, he received a production grant from Doha Film Institute, which was premiered at 29th Carthage Film Festival, and have been selected for several international film festivals. Shaikhow founded the 1st Kurdish Film Festival of Paris in 2019. He develops currently two projects: his second short “Between Two Paradises” and his first feature film “The Dream Betrayed Me”.