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Kormac soundtracks new Taliban documentary from The New Yorker by Irish filmmaker

Kormac soundtracks new Taliban documentary from The New Yorker by Irish filmmaker


Irish producer Kormac has provided the soundtrack to a new short documentary from The New Yorker

The documentary Swift Justice was made by Emmy Award winning filmmaker and director Ross McDonnell, and is about the courts and justice system of Taliban-occupied Afghanistan where, “adultery is illegal, on pain of death. Women lack the right of divorce. They are barred from owning property. They are denied inheritance. They are not allowed to pray at a mosque. A Pashtun proverb captures the ethos: “Women are but half-worth human beings.”

Kormac composed the score for the film.

You can watch Swift Justice over here.

Kormac is busy on the composition front – he is also set to provide the score for upcoming TV drama series The Diplomat while his debut feature film score, Tarrac! was released in cinemas last weekend, and he is currently working on Peaky Blinders creator, Stephen Night’s, latest project This Town. His most recent album was Equivalent Exchange which features contributions from MayKay, Jafaris, Loah, Jack O’Rourke & the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

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About Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell is a filmmaker and photographer born in Dublin, Ireland. Ross’ early experience of travel and his love of cinema sparked a fascination with image making and storytelling. His work reflects his interest in the open-ended nature of non-fiction and the tensions, inherent in the photographic process, between transience and permanence.

Ross’ debut feature film Colony premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the IDFA First Feature Award as well as an Irish Film and Television Award Nomination. Since then Ross has continued working as an image maker moving between disciplines as a Director, Cinematographer and Producer. In 2021 he won an Emmy Award for his Cinematography on the Showtime series The Trade. In 2019 he was shortlisted for the world’s pre-eminent photography award Prix Pictet in it’s cycle ‘Hope’. The work opened with an inaugural exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. A global exhibition tour continues through 2021. In 2018 he was Emmy Nominated for his Direction of the feature length documentary ‘Elián’ produced by CNN Films, BBC and Jigsaw Productions. His first monograph ‘Joyrider’ was published in October 2021.

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