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MOKARRAMEH: MEMORIES & DREAMS

Mokkarameh owned a cow. She was extremely fond of it. Every day she fetched grass from a long way off for it. One day her children secretly decided to sell the animal.To overcome her deep grief, she started to paint pictures on anything she could, on walls of the house, pumpkins, fridge door … .On his monthly visits from Tehran, her son began to bring her paper & paint and the old woman painted away tirelessly. All her pictures portrayed her life, as well as the stories of her husband’s other wives and the village women.

Documentary, Betacam SP, 48 Min., Color.

Screenings:
competition section of Cinema Du Reel film festival (Paris, March 1999). International Short Film Festival (Poland, 1999).
Sheffield film festival (England, Oct.1999).
competition section of Leipzig film festival (Germany, Oct.1999).
Viennale international film festival (Vienna, Oct.2000).
IDFA (Amsterdam, Nov1999).
Filmer a tout prix film festival, (Belgium, Nov.2000).
Ecrans documentary de Gentilly (France, Nov 2000).
Festival of films from Iran (Boston,Nov. 2000).
competition section of Vesoul Film Festival (6- 13 Feb 2001, France).
Festival du film d’art Montral (13-18 March 2001).
Freiburger Film Forum ,a biannual documentary festival, (22-27 May 2001, Germany).
Lussas filmfestival, France,2005.
Aljeria Tv film festivals,March 2006.
Tunisia film festival,Tunisia,April 2006.
Film Archive, Austria,2006.
Visual Representation of Iran, University of st.Andrews Fife, Scotland,June 2008.
COMPTOIR DU Doc, Rennes,France, 2009.
Eye film institut,Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2010.
Bowers Museum,California, September 22, 2012.
Monicepal Media Library, France, (Montpezat Sous Bouzon, 075060). 2013.
Broadcast on ARTE(France), SVT(Sweden), NOS(Holland),YLE(Finland),

Awards:
– First prize of professional category at Trace de vies- Clermond Ferrand (France, Nov. 1999).
– Certificate of Merit at the 43rd San Francisco International Film Festival (San Francisco, May 2000).
– Golden Dhow of Zanzibar film festival (Tanzania, July 2000).

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