Ahmed – Almost 13

Ahmed - Almost 13

film-roll Norway / Color / 40' / 2011

Ahmed is the oldest of five sons. His family are refugees from the Russian-Chechen war and now reside in the outskirts of Oslo. Ahmed’s father is the undisputed head of the household and dreams about returning home. Soon to be 13, Ahmed is beginning to question his role as the son with most responsibility and is beginning to figure out his own dreams about the future. Ahmed’s story is a unique glimpse inside the four walls of a Chechen family living in Norway.

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Ritchie Cavander-Cole

Born in 1973. Grew up in Australia to migrant parents from Fiji and New Zealand. Residing now in Norway, Ritchie studied documentary directing at the Film and Television academy in Oslo. Ahmed – Almost 13 is his directorial debut.

Director
Ritchie Cavander-Cole
Screenplay
Ritchie Cavander-Cole
Cinematography
Nils Petter Lotherington
Linn Amundsen
Editing
Lisa Ekberg
Music
Joachim Schager
Erik Nilsson
Film Cast
Ahmed
Djamalail
Mansur
Bajsangor
Beslan
Dzabrail & Zaira Isajev
Producer
Kari Anne Moe
Tone Grottjord
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