Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2017
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Teenagers Ali and Zuhal grew up together in an orphanage with a bond as strong as siblings. When Ali moves out on account of his age, Zuhal is put into the dubious care of a foster family and the two are no longer allowed to see each other. In a desperate attempt to save Zuhal from an arranged marriage, Ali commits a terrible crime and they find themselves on the run, away from civilization and into the woods. There they try to start a new life in a natural environment full of wonders, strange residents and threats. One day, however, Ali finds Zuhal drenched in blood and doesn’t have any choice but to return to the city.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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