Saturday, June 20, 2015

MILESTONE: Amin Wahidi’s newest film project 2017- 2018

MILESTONE  is an independent observational feature documentary, produced by Deedenow Cinema Production ® Afghanistan in the year 2015-2016. This independent low-budget documentary follows the activities and artistic evolution process of the artist (singer/songwriter) Manuela Pellegatta during her career in the year 2015 by covering her activities in 360 degrees.

The activities Manuela Pellegatta conducts are; her live concerts in pubs, bars, discotheques, theater halls and restaurants as well as her live on-the-road performances on regular basis. 

In addition, some of Manuela Pellegatta’s radio interviews and live performances are recorded in this documentary as well.
This documentary not only simply depicts the activities and artistic performances of the artist, but it also pictures the efforts she makes step by step as a female artist to excel in her career and how these struggles are seen by the others in the society.   

Manuela Pellegatta’s courageous performances on the road in Milan has confirmed her as an admirable artist in Milan; her fan page on social network has got a vast Milanese public of listeners and admirers which shows that she is applauded at least by three thousand fans who had joined her on the social network after listening to her live performances on the road.

Though Manuela Pellegatta’s fast growing fan page shows her strong position on the social network, and her daily contact with different group of people, introduces her more and more, but in comparison to her unique voice and extraordinary talent she got, it is not enough, and she is worth beyond that.

Therefore the makers of the feature documentary MILESTONE, who have discovered Manuela Pellegatta’s unique talent, aim to introduce this singer/songwriter to a vaster public further than only Milan and beyond Italian borders.  

The documentary is an observational work concentrated on Manuela Pellegatta, without interference of a second or third person, except when the artist is involved in group works. It is shot in an experimental way and a free style filming without creating any interruption or disturbance for the artist or the group she works with. 

The director of this documentary is M. Amin Wahidi a Hazara refugee filmmaker from Afghanistan, who lives and work in Italy since late 2007.

For more information about the director and his previous works:

Manuela Pellegatta's Photo Gallery  

The Persian Dinner (2015) A film by M. Amin Wahidi

Deedenow Cinema Production ® Afghanistan,
Remspot Italia & Hazara People International Network
In collaboration with

The Persian Dinner (2015)
A film by M. Amin Wahidi

The Persian Dinner is the debut feature film by the Hazara director from Afghanistan, M. Amin Wahidi who is a political refugee in Italy. It is an independent low-budget film.
This social drama feature film is located in Milan of Italy, the city in which the World Expo 2015 takes place with the hope of economical reinforcement and job opportunities for this city but the event has so far been blended with scandals of corruption and luck of punctuality on completion of the projects.

The story of The Persian Dinner which takes place in one of social centers of Milan, not only pictures the cultural clashes and differences between the native Italians and the newly becoming Italians, but it also points out the Expo 2015 and the scandals behind it; financial corruption on one side and a huge number of unemployment during this grand occasion on the other side.
The Persian Dinner is a film about social classes, integration, racism, friendship, Expo, corruption, love, hate and more than all, the clashes between the old and the new generation of Italian society, nowadays.

Deedenow Cinema Production ® Afghanistan (
Remspot Italia ( 
Hazara People International Network (
Ri-make- Milano (

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THE PERSIAN DINNER Backstage Photo Gallery


For more information about the film and the director;

Official Facebook page of the film:

L’Ospite /The Guest Wins Carpine D’Argento Award 2015

L’Ospite /The Guest Wins Carpine D’Argento Award 2015

The short film L’OSPITE / THE GUEST directed by Hazara director Amin Wahidi and produced by Hazara poet, journalist and human rights activist, BasirAhang, won the Absolute Best Short Film Award and Popular Jury Award 2015 of Carpine D’Argento during Cortifestival International Short FilmFestival of Visciano- Naples Italy.

Premio Carpine D’Argento Award 2015

Premio Carpine D’Argento is an annual award given during Cortifestival/International Short Film Festival of Visciano by social and cultural associations and municipality of Visciano in Naples of Italy.

The aim of the award CARPINE D’ARGENTO is to promote through the art of cinema, the social participation of the citizens in humanitarian activities in this town and in the national level. The other important aim of the award is to bring into attention of the citizens the important social issues of the year.

The main theme of this year of the Cortifestival/International Short Film Festival of Visciano was the critical social problems such as immigration, integration and especially acceptance of asylum seekers and their situation in Italy.

The Cortifestival/International Short Film Festival of Visciano is organized by a professional panel of jury that include cinema critics, professors and social and cultural activists.

This young festival is considered an important event for social activists and a strong platform for young filmmakers.

This year, beside filmmakers, a senior official of the Italian navy, Admiral Felicio Angrisano, the commander in chief of Corps of the Port Captaincies – Coast Guard was awarded for rescuing the lives of thousands of asylum seeker in the Mediterranean Sea.

About the film

L’Ospite / The Guest that is located in Venice, pictures one night of an asylum seeker in Venice Italy and points out the weakness of immigration system in Italy. Italy for long has been under critics by the European Community and International Human Right Organizations for violations of refugees rights. The refugees and asylum seekers are vulnerable in Italy because of lack of an organic native law to guarantee the asylum seekers and refugees’ rights and protect them based on international conventions.

With this short film, with a simple language the director, Amin Wahidi has pictured the sociology of “the fear from the other” because of ignorance and lack of dialogue, and lack of exchange of information between the host groups “natives” and the guests “refugees”. 

This short film had already won three awards of VENICE CITY AWARDS during a special program of the 71st Venice Film Festival in 2014.  

The coming feature film by Amin Wahidi is THE PERSIAN DINNER that will be screened in September this year. 

Photo Gallery Premio Carpine D'Argento Awards 2015 Visciano-Naples