Angelo Salamanca
Australian Cinema Ensemble



Maryam Babaali
Broken Boat

2019, 10 mins, in post-production, drama, 4K

Director: Angelo Salamanca
Producer: Georgina Luck
Writers: Maryam Babaali & Angelo Salamanca
Associate Producer: Bill Mousoulis

NB: Full cast and crew Credits available upon project’s completion.


When a Kurdish poet escapes her oppressive homeland of Iran, she takes her beloved’s birthday gift – “Girl with the Pearl Earring” translated into Farsi – with her on a journey to seek political asylum.

Chancing upon a community library, the invitation to ‘take a book, leave a book’ forges a poignant connection between her new landscape and the home she has left behind.

Stills Photography by Eric Platz