2014

DINGOMARO

66 min / Color / HD-Video / 16:9 / IRAN

  • SYNOPSIS

    Since his Internet hit, "Bad Shans" (hard luck), Hamid Said has become one of the most famous black musicians in Iran. He’s travelling by motorbike across the province of Hormozgan, which is situated in the South of the country on the Persian Gulf, in order to realize his dream. he wants to organize a concert with the best black musicians in the country.

    Besides Persians, Indians, Arabs and Europeans, the province of Hormozgan, Iran’s “black south” has been influenced primarily by the descendants of slaves and merchants from Africa. Although Shiites, they still hold Voodoo ceremonies just as their African ancestors did and wakes in Hormozgan are more reminiscent of scenes from New Orleans, with the mourners dancing in an elated and joyous manner to black rhythms.

    Filmmaker Kamran Heidari accompanies Hamid Said as he attempts to make his dream come true. He must overcome numerous hurdles along the way: Hormozgan’s landscape, which is as inhospitable as it is breathtaking, traveling from the coast over rugged mountains to the desert, the African spirit rites; and the resistance of his wife, who is completely against his plan.

  • Crew

    Director: Kamran Heidari

    Production company: 3W Production

    DoP: Sajjad Avarand

    Camera: Kamran Heidari, Bahman Kiarostami, Hasan Rastin

    Editor: Kamran Heidari, Martin Homel

    Assistant: Tahereh Alavizadeh

    Sound Recording: Mohamad Hossein Kaveh

    Sound Mix: Kamyar Behbahani

    Photography: Tahereh Alavizadeh

    Producer: Dariush Rafi-y, Kambiz Khorram

  • Festivals and screening

    - Arte tv, international broadcast.

     

    - 45 day screening at "Good News from Iran" exhibition, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich Germany, 2014

     

    - UCLA Film & Television Archive's 2014 Billy Wilder Theater.

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2012

MY NAME IS NEGAHDAR JAMALI AND I MAKE WESTERNS

65 min / Color / SD-Video / 16:9 / IRAN

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  • SYNOPSIS

    “My name is John Ford and I make Westerns” this is how John Ford introduced himself at the American Film Directors’ Association gathering.

    Negahdar Jamali, an Iranian from Shiraz introduced himself the same way when I first met him without knowing John Ford that well. “MY NAME IS NEGAHDAR JAMALI AND I MAKE WESTERNS” He introduced himself with self-confidence and without any weakness in his statement; not in the Monument Valley or in the Grand Canyon but in Shiraz and the deserts surrounding the city. He has been making Western films continuously for the past 35 years under hard conditions, and this film is about the struggle with his family, friends, society,... to make what he likes the most in his life “Western Movies”.

  • Crew

    Director: Kamran Heidari

    Camera: Kamran Heidari

    Editor: Bahman Kiarostami

    Sound Recording: Mohammad Hossein Kaveh

    Sound Mixing: Kamyar Behbahani, Farshid Zarmehr

    Photo: Sajjad Avarand

    Music: Ennio Morricone, Hamid Saeed

    Production Manager: Tahereh Alavizadeh

    Producer: Mehrdad Monavarian

  • Festivals

    -  17th Busan International Film Festival  - October 2012

    - 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam - January 2013

     - International Film Festival Goteborg  - January 2013

    - Split Film Festival Croatia  - September 2013

    - Siskel Film Festival Chicago - Feb 2014

    - Open City Docs Festival London  - Jun 201

    - Docunight — Iran via Documentaries — San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Washington DC

2008

QUARTET (AT THE END OF A PERFECT DAY)

50 min / Color / IRAN

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2006

Mohammad Bahman Beigi

40 min / Color / IRAN

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DINGOMARO

MY NAME IS NEGAHDAR JAMALI ...