NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
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When nine year old Matin finds out that his older sister has cancer, he resolves to grant her the one wish she’s always had: to wear a wedding dress. Without informing the family, he ventures to the city with a pool of money collected from the village children and a friend who has the street-smarts to manage the long journey and help find a wedding dress. It is strictly forbidden for a child to purchase a wedding dress in this rural community, not to mention the expense of the coveted garment is far too much for whatever the kids could drum up. Upon arriving in the city, they find that the market closes early due to the Coronavirus. Now they must wait overnight until the market re-opens, or give up on the plan. Determined to fulfill his sister’s wish, Matin must decide how far he’s willing to go. Part road-trip, part philosophical adventure, Ziba’s Wish celebrates the momentum of youthful optimism, tugging on the heart strings, it invites a glimpse of the region we rarely get to see.
Themes: Family, Social Conditioning, Family, Adventure, Health
Advisory: Some physical altercations between young people
Feature film recommended for age: 11+