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Documentary by Sanaz Azari
Belgium 2010, 58 min
Grand Prix du Public
2010 Festival International de Cinema de Nyon
A resident of Brussels, Sanaz Azari returned to her native Iran, armed with a photo camera, a video camera, and two
tripods. Stopping passersby to ask if they would be willing to pose for a photo, she engages them in conversation and all
the while the video camera is rolling. Coincidentally Sanaz started shooting the film just as the fraught recent elections in Iran were beginning to unfold. Gradually the politics and the events surrounding the election begin to creep into the conversations. So while SALAAM ISFAHAN presents glimpses into the lives of the people it includes, the movie at a point takes an unexpected turn, and becomes a unique document of this historic election.
ZWISCHEN WELTEN (IN-BETWEEN WORLDS)
Experimental documentary by Doro Carl
Germany 2009, 17 min
The film allows access to female immigrants’ lives in-between cultures. Their biographies are
diverse: they range from women being born in Germany, women who moved to Germany as
migrant workers or as war fugitives, or ethnic German patriates living in Hamburg.
Like SALAAM ISFAHAN this film treats the mostly standardized technique of interviews with a
remarkable new cinematic approach.