WOMEN WITH GUNPOWDER EARRING by Reza FARAHMAND

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Original Title: Zanani Ba Gushvarehaye Baruti
Type: Feature Documentary l Social l Women Issue l War

Running Time: 77   min
Aspect Ratio: 16.9
Resolution: 1920/ 10.80
Original version:  Arabic
Subtitled in English
Screening format: DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound: 5.1
Year:  DEC 2017

Locarno Film  Festival 1 – 11 | 8 | 2018  -Semaine De La Critique . Cinema Vérité 16e Festival International Signs de Nuit Paris Cité Universitaire de Paris October 4 - 14, 2018 •	Asiatica - Encounters with Asian Cinema, Rome, Italy, from October 4th to October 10th, 2018

Cast

Crew

Director : Reza Farahmand
Production Manager: Mostafa Seifi
Recordist:  Kioumars Mohamad Chenari
Sound Designing and Synchronizing :  Hassan Mahdavi
Music: Christoph Rezaie
Editor: Reza Farahmand, Fatemeh Bonyadi, Mosayeb Hanaie
Director of Photography: Reza Farahmand
Producer: Morteza Shabani

Noor Al Helli is an Iraqi female journalist who goes to the ISIS war zones to report and film the events of ISIS’s  cracked up . in confronting an ISIS family she is drawn to the camps of ISIS men’s wives and children for the first time.Close encounter with these families marks a series of incidences for her.Women With Gunpowder Earring is a daring and highly original film about Women’s Power in bringing changes into the life.

 

Director’s Motivation:War ought to be the most bitter product of humanity. That is when humans in order to prove their superiority embark on annihilating humans and indeed, what barrier can withstand this tremendous flood? What we through passage of time have witnessed is that war knows no territory or geography but every day, like an octopus coils up in a part of this planet rendering none but destruction, death and displacement.Up until now humans in confronting this calamity, have faced two options. To either be offensive or defensive, like painkillers for an intense pain. In war you have to choose. A choice perhaps by force, to take sides.To narrate Myanmar children’s diasporas, my camera travelled to India and to record this ambiguous future accompanied Syrian children in their fleeing from Turkey to Europe but all these narrations have marked the catastrophes of war. Today, my greatest concern involves choosing people and which side of the war to take. My camera has endured much hardships to remain unbiased and independent. As a director, one must aim to remain neutral lest you may have to choose.The common ingredient among all people in war is feeling and its crystallization in mothers who are the greatest victims. Wars with their sons as infantry. To pursue this, the journalist mother accompanied my camera to the ISIS women’s camp so to understand how the blood suckers of the death army are raised from their mothers’ skirts.

 

 

 

Director’s Statement :The sound of shelling in the city is heard and you start to cook. The sound of rockets falling from the sky has not silenced when you have washed the laundry and brewed some tea. When the big explosion happens you grab your child and provide refuge for him but you have no shelter yourself. You nurse your child but your milk smells like gunpowder. You have no idea what the war has done to you, lady.You smell of gunpowder, lady. I know that you are unaware of the monster that you’re raising. He will grow up and one day will utterly vomit all the gunpowder he has drunk from you on the world. All the gunpowder he has drunk from you.

Reza FARAHMAND


Biography

Reza Farahmand who is graduated in Agricultural engineering, his main concern is documentary cinema and filming complicated facts of societies and cultures . He has been volunteer to take the hardest futuristic days with out any reward in order to show invisible events or intangible records of news . His movies are well known for : rich image, consistent story line in spite of being documentary, focus on the content of story, wise edit and suitable and exciting rhythm.

Director’s Filmography :

  • Women With Gunpowder Earrings- Best International Director Award

honor issuerCinema Verite, Iran International Documentary Film Festival

  • Women With Gunpowder Earrings- Best Director Award

honor issuerCinema Verite, Iran International Documentary Film Festival

  • Women With Gunpowder Earrings- Honor title

honor issuer36th Fajr International Film Festival

 

  • Forgotten Childhood- Selected in Humans fest

Valencia, Spain

 

 

  • Climbing Room – Crystal Simorgh for Best Documentary Filmmaker

honor issuer28th Fajr International Film Festival

 

  • honor title Climbing Room – First Place Award

honor issuerRoshd International Film Festival

honor descriptionRoshd International Film Festival is a film festival in Iran. The festival seeks the main objectives of identifying and selecting the best educational and pedagogical films in order to introduce them to the educational systems.

honor title Freedom – Environmental Award

honor issuerCinema Verite, Iran International Documentary Film Festival

honor descriptionDocumentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC) organizes “Cinema Vérité” Iran International Documentary Film Festival, in Tehran – Iran. The festival tries to express the relationship between reality and truth through documentary films.

honor title Freedom – Selected Films Competition

honor issuerFajr International Film Festival

honor title Please Horn – First Place Award

honor issuerCinema Verite, Iran International Documentary Film Festival

honor titlePlease Horn – Selected Films Competition

honor issuerFajr International Film Festival

honor titleShir+Zad – Best Experimental Film

honor issuerCinewest, Australia

honor description Since 2003, Cinewest has been subsidized by Sydney Olympic Park Authority to deliver a series of projects annually such as; ‘Media Literacy and Digital Filmmaking Workshop‘, ‘Short Soup International Short Film Festival‘, ‘Cinewest Cinémathèque‘ and ‘Kids In The Park Film Festival‘.

 


Awards


Morteza SHABANI


Biography

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Awards

DEFC


Biography

DOCUMENTARY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM CENTER (DEFC)


Awards


  • Locarno Film Festival 1 – 11 | 8 | 2018  -Semaine De La Critique Section
  • Women With Gunpowder Earring – Best Director Award - National Section –  December 2017 .“Cinema Vérité” Iran International Documentary Film Festival 10th -17th Dec 2017
  • Women With Gunpowder Earrings- Honor title National Section –  February 2018
  • honor issuer36th Fajr International Film Festival
  • 16e Festival International Signs de Nuit Paris Cité Universitaire de Paris October 4 – 14, 2018 

 

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