‘Ari’ in Iraq
Before the Fukuoka International Film Festival in Japan, Carlo Enciso Catu’s “Ari: My Life With a King” will be screened at the 4th Duhok International Film Festival in Iraq. The Duhok fest will be held from Sept. 9 to 16, while the Fukuoka event will be from Sept. 15 to 25. Catu will travel to Iraq and Japan, to attend the two festivals.
According to its website, the Duhok fest “aims to showcase innovative films of high artistic value.” The Duhok fest offers “unique film experiences [so that viewers] can share their thirst for new discoveries and passion for cinema in all its diversity.”
Produced by Holy Angel University in Pampanga, “Ari” tells the story of a young man who rediscovers his forefathers’ language with the help of a respected poet. Bayani San Diego Jr.