Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! “The Kites” is this week’s Staff Pick Premiere! Read our Q&A with director Seyed Payam Hosseini on the Vimeo Blog: vimeo.com/blog/post/the-kites-by-seyed-payam-hosseini/
A girl is playing on the green slopes of a valley in Kurdistan, on the border between Iran and Iraq, when her kite is suddenly swept across the river by the wind. Three boys on the other side see her calling for help, but cannot make out what she is saying: she is just too far away. Separated by the river, the children try to communicate with each other – yet between them lie the explosive remnants of past wars.