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Filmmaker’s statement

About the film:
To provide the cultural background for organ donation by brain dead patients, Mostafa Gholami, a short film director, tries to make a simple but impressive short film about a child staring at the clock in a hospital and waiting for an organ transplantation for his father. However, as such ideas have now become commonplace and have no considerable effect on viewers, the director decides to break with the tradition and produce a film with one plan which uses no additional actors or characters.

Summary of the story:
The Bargasht (Back) film is a short 60-second work about self-sacrifice and organ donation in the social genre. This film shows a minute of the vital and critical life of a patient in need of transplantation. The clock hands show 23:59, indicating that the patient’s life will end 60 seconds later; and the clock body becomes white and the image loses its brightness simultaneously while the second is rotating, which indicates despair, end of life, and a color change in the patient’s life.
The second hand stops at the second “45”, and the image also gets blurry. Then, it suddenly gets clear and the clock body returns to its normal color and the image becomes as bright as it originally was. The second continues its path. The patient’s life was saved in the final moments and the organ donation was performed successfully.

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