Screening: New Directors/ New Visions: The Films of Mostafa Ale-Ahmad

Thu, October 29, 2015 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan and 3rd i Present:

New Directors/New Visions: The Films of Mostafa Ale-Ahmad

This series of screenings showcases the films of a new wave of emerging filmmakers across the Middle East, offering a rare opportunity to experience the creative new visions and contemporary styles of cinema in the region.

Doors Open at 6:30

Suggested Donation: $10 and $5 (Students and Seniors)

You Had A Struggle to Revive, Iran, 1998, 16 min

The film is set after a world war when everything is destroyed and only few people survive. A man and woman who continue on with their lives in an unknown place surrounded by death struggle to come back to life again.

The Grub. Iran, 2001, 17mins

Through his dream, a man rediscovers social conventions that are surrounding him. Grasping to understand the meaning of love and death seems to be an exit into reality.

The Shell (Poosteh). Iran, 2009, 80mins

Saeed, a 46 year old man who was sentenced to life in prison, is released after fourteen years. Yet, he finds himself embroiled in another murder that threatens his freedom and that may send him back to jail, this time for life. As he escapes across the border he encounters a woman, but the possibility of love is tenuous and without hope.

About the Filmmaker

Born in Tehhran, Iran, Mostafa Ale-Ahmadstarted his career in cinema as a production designer. He went on to make several short films, animations and documentaries that have screened in different festivals around the world, including Canada, Finland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Switzerland. He has won a number of awards, including UNICA Medal, Ebenezer Silver Medal, and the best experimental film award in Austria.

About 3rd i NY

3rd i New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is curated by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media artists of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.

3rd i NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

We thank Alwan for the Arts for hosting our monthly screenings series and to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.


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