short in spotlight
Cadence of the Valley
"Dawood returns home with several misconceptions regarding his society after years of studying Architecture in Germany. Ever since he was a child, he learned to make and play the Ney, a classical Arabian instrument made from natural reed.
While collecting cane with his father in the Jordanian valley, he meets a mystic shepherdess who plays the Ney for her flock. After spending the day together, Dawood finds himself in confrontation with her in a dogmatic debate about a famous myth known in the area. It’s about an old abandoned house on the top of a mountain, believed to bring jinx and misfortune to however enters it. As soon as he discovers the truth behind the mysterious incident, in which two sheep were stolen and placed inside that house, Dawood loses the chance of seeing the shepherdess again. Getting back to playing his Ney once more, the cadence of the valley goes on, changing Dawood genuinely from the inside."
Student Film, Magical Realism, Drama