On Earth’s Crust
A film by Sara Rajaei
Production: near/by film
In On Earth’s Crust (working title), fear forms the main plot, as a catalyst resulting each story to develop into another, connecting the characters living in different periods of time in unsafe contexts filled with intolerance, submission, and suspicion.
In its heart, the film centers superstition, focusing on folklore and rituals as tools of survival. In order to deal with their traumas the protagonists escape their actual settings and take refuge into imaginary worlds.
As they unfold, the stories reveal the struggles and the psychological challenges of small communities that go through radical changes. In such situations supernatural comes to aid, providing a sense of safety yet limiting mental growth & social development.