Hunting Flies



Hammer Theatre SJ Wed, Mar 1, 2017 1:30 PM
CineArts Santana Row Screen 6 Thu, Mar 2, 2017 8:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:Norway
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Izer Aliu
Executive Producer:Izer Aliu
Gisle Tveito
Arild Karlsen
Torulf Henriksen
Mergim Aliu
Havard Arnstad
Producer:Khalid Maimouni
Screenwriter:Izer Aliu
Music:Roy Westad
Cinematographer:Nils Eilif Bremdal
Editor:Izer Aliu
Cast:Burhan Amiti
Miraxh Ameti
Hadis Aliov


One teacher’s fate hangs in the balance, but can he reach his students and change their lives?

Ghani is in crisis mode. With a new government in power in Macedonia, it typically means everyone will lose his/her job to make room for educators of which the regime approves. Most of the teachers at the school are willing to sit idly by, go about their day, slap around some unruly students, and wait to see what happens. But, Ghani has something else in mind and locks himself and his students in their classroom, so they can all resolve their issues. Hunting Flies is a timely and very brave debut from director Izer Aliu, who fuses the ideas from filmmaking greats (like Abbas Kiarostami) to offer a biting commentary on the rise and fall of dictatorship through the eyes of youth. – Michael Rabehl

Sponsored by Applied Materials Foundation
Presented In Honor Of Jim Boyce