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3 Women
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directed by Manijeh Hekmat, 1962-; performed by Babak Hamidian, 1981-, Pegah Ahangarani, fl. 2001-2012 and Niki Karimi, 1971- (Iran: Iranian Independents), 1 hour 33 mins
3 Women constitutes Iranian filmmaker Manijeh Hekmat's second feature film and focuses on the lives of three generations of women -- a grandmother, mother, and daughter -- all of whom struggle to come to grips with their past and their identity. Manoo -- a textile specialist who works tirelessly to protect antiqu...
directed by Manijeh Hekmat, 1962-; performed by Babak Hamidian, 1981-, Pegah Ahangarani, fl. 2001-2012 and Niki Karimi, 1971- (Iran: Iranian Independents), 1 hour 33 mins
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Atash bas
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written by Tahmineh Milani, fl. 1989-2013; directed by Tahmineh Milani, fl. 1989-2013; produced by Mohammad Nikbin, fl. 1996-2012; performed by Keikavous Yakideh, fl. 2006, Mohammad Nikbin, fl. 1996-2012, Ahmad Mehranfar, fl. 2006-2012, Niloofar Khosh-kholgh, fl. 2001-2012, Elsa Firuz Azar, fl. 1996-2011, Elnaz Firuz Azar, fl. 2005-2011, Atila Pesiani, fl. 1988-2012, Mohammad Reza Golzar, 1975- and Mahnaz Afshar, 1977- (Iran: Privately Published, 2006), 1 hour 42 mins
This drama was directed by Tahmineh Milani and features Mahnaz Afshar, Mohammad Reza Golzar, and Atila Pesiani.
written by Tahmineh Milani, fl. 1989-2013; directed by Tahmineh Milani, fl. 1989-2013; produced by Mohammad Nikbin, fl. 1996-2012; performed by Keikavous Yakideh, fl. 2006, Mohammad Nikbin, fl. 1996-2012, Ahmad Mehranfar, fl. 2006-2012, Niloofar Khosh-kholgh, fl. 2001-2012, Elsa Firuz Azar, fl. 1996-2011, Elnaz Firuz Azar, fl. 2005-2011, Atila Pesiani, fl. 1988-2012, Mohammad Reza Golzar, 1975- and Mahnaz Afshar, 1977- (Iran: Privately Published, 2006), 1 hour 42 mins
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Beirut Diaries: Truth, Lies and Videos
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directed by Mai Masri, fl. 1984-2009 (Lebanon: Privately Published), 1 hour 19 mins
Following the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri in February 2005, thousands of Lebanese youths spontaneously set up camps in Beirut's Martyrs' Square to rally for an independent Lebanon. However, these youths, who had been born during the civil war that started in 1975, find that not all Leban...
directed by Mai Masri, fl. 1984-2009 (Lebanon: Privately Published), 1 hour 19 mins
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Bemani = بمانی
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Mohammad Habibian, fl. 2002, Masoumeh Bakhshi, fl. 2002 and Neda Aghaei, fl. 2002 (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 34 mins
The plight of Iranian women is detailed in this harrowing drama from Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui. Attempting to escape an arranged marriage with a much older man, a desperate young woman follows the example of her friend and opts for self-immolation. Bemani made its theatrical debut at the 2002 Cannes Film Fe...
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Mohammad Habibian, fl. 2002, Masoumeh Bakhshi, fl. 2002 and Neda Aghaei, fl. 2002 (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 34 mins
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Crossing the Dust
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directed by Shawkat Amin Korki, 1973-; performed by Hossein Hasan, fl. 2006, Ayam Akram, fl. 2006 and Adil Abdolrahman, fl. 2006 (Iraq: Privately Published), 1 hour 12 mins
It is April 9, 2003, and Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad's Fardous Square has just been toppled. Two Kurdish soldiers - Asad and Rashid - celebrate with their comrades before being ordered to take food supplies to another area. As they travel, they find a lost five-year-old Iraqi boy named Saddam (a beggar chil...
directed by Shawkat Amin Korki, 1973-; performed by Hossein Hasan, fl. 2006, Ayam Akram, fl. 2006 and Adil Abdolrahman, fl. 2006 (Iraq: Privately Published), 1 hour 12 mins
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DAF
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directed by Bahman Ghobadi, 1969- (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2003), 39 mins
This simple but affecting documentary portrays a rural craftsman who makes a traditional Iranian percussion instrument called a daf. All able-bodied family members participate in the production, including a blind son, whom we see hitching a ride to market with his sister to purchase the sheep skins and wood planks...
directed by Bahman Ghobadi, 1969- (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2003), 39 mins
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Duet
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directed by Kiarash Anvari, 1977- (Iran: Iranian Independents), 17 mins
In September 2001 when the world was in shock by the attacks on the World Trade Center, in another part of the world, in a peaceful and mountainside area of Iran, a retired and paralyzed soldier of Iran-Iraq war is struggling to bring peace.
directed by Kiarash Anvari, 1977- (Iran: Iranian Independents), 17 mins
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The First Film
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directed by Panah Panahi, fl. 2009 (Iran: Iranian Independents), 27 mins
Panah Panahi tackles the innocent and not so innocent joys of Iranian life, revealing the thought processes of his generation.
directed by Panah Panahi, fl. 2009 (Iran: Iranian Independents), 27 mins
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Frontiers Of Dreams And Fears
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directed by Mai Masri, fl. 1984-2009 (Lebanon: Privately Published), 56 mins
A poignant documentary about two Palestinian teenagers -- Mona, 13, who was born in the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, and Manar, 14, who was born in the Dheisha refugee camp in Bethlehem, Palestine. Through letters and emails, the girls form a friendship, as they deal with the hardships of living in a refugee c...
directed by Mai Masri, fl. 1984-2009 (Lebanon: Privately Published), 56 mins
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Gilaneh
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directed by Mohsen Abdolvahab, fl. 2002-2010 and Rakshan Bani-E'temad, 1954-; performed by Baran Kosari, 1995-, Shahrokh Foroutanian, fl. 2004-2012 and Madjid Bahrami, fl. 2003-2005 (Iran: Sheherazad Media International), 1 hour 24 mins
The film illustrates the love and devotion a mother has for her son and daughter even though the violence of war destroys their dreams. As Iranians celebrate the New Year, Iraqi bombs rain down on Tehran in 1988. We meet the widowed Gilaneh and her pregnant daughter who are in search of the daughter's husband who...
directed by Mohsen Abdolvahab, fl. 2002-2010 and Rakshan Bani-E'temad, 1954-; performed by Baran Kosari, 1995-, Shahrokh Foroutanian, fl. 2004-2012 and Madjid Bahrami, fl. 2003-2005 (Iran: Sheherazad Media International), 1 hour 24 mins
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