2017

ALI AQA

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

There are some men in Iran who have a penchant for raising pigeons. In Persian slang, they are known as "Love Guys". The story of Ali Aqa (Mr. Ali) revolves around one such guy who has been a professional pigeon keeper for nearly 50 years in an old neighbourhood in Shiraz. He is an old man now, and he cannot look after his birds as he used to. As the result, his pigeons have fallen sick or dead, and this has led Mr. Ali's family to be against keeping the birds and to try to make him sell them. Mr. Ali doesn’t want to accept that his time, as well as his old love for these birds, is ending. He is const antly fighting everybody around him to try to save his birds…

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2014

DINGOMARO

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

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.

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2014

DINGOMARO

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

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.

2012

MY NAME IS NEGAHDAR JAMALI AND I MAKE WESTERNS

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

“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”.

2008

QUARTET (AT THE END OF A PERFECT DAY)

50 min / Color / IRAN

“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”.

2006

MOHAMMAD BAHMAN BEIGI

40 min / Color / IRAN

“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”.