My name is Ali, I’m 26 years old. Coming from Iran, I am now a political refugee in France. In Tehran, I was a film student at the Karnameh Institute of Art and Culture. To finalize my school year and obtain my diploma of director / scriptwriter, I had to make a film. I chose hangings as a theme, which caused me problems and pushed me into exile from my country. In Iran, there are lots of interesting topics, but they are often banned. Hanging and censorship are well-known phenomena in this country. But a film on this theme is almost impossible to shoot, and I wanted to try, without succeeding. Because of this shooting and the chosen subject, I had problems that forced me to choose between leaving the cinema and what I wanted, what I liked to do, or put myself in the row. I am convinced that if there is a problem, it is my duty to speak about it, my convictions, my commitment.
Presentation of the short film
The story of the film is a look at the political issues in Iran. The issues of hanging, censorship and drought are discussed. Iran has wonderful monuments, landscapes, culinary specialties to offer to tourists who flock more and more since the lifting of sanctions in 2015. However, we must not forget that dramatic events occur daily.
What will the collection be used for?
Your participation in this project will be used to finance the smooth running of the film. I will collect the entire collection and make good use of it, without betraying your trust.
Decoration is an important element for the viewer to feel in Iran. We have to rent the technical equipment (camera, light, microphone), take care of the logistics like refund the transport costs and feed the team for two days of filming. Part of the budget will be allocated to this aspect for an amount of 2500 €.
The team will obviously be paid (the director of camera, the sound engineer, the editor, an actor) for an amount of 1000 €.
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