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  • "The Other Side of Burka" (Az Pase Borghe)
  • SYNOPSIS: In the southern island of Qeshm, Iran, which is a very strict region in point of tradition and African-Arabic rules, all women are under the pressure of patriarch society. Their sufferance is manifested by different mental (Zar, Possession) and physical diseases which must be only treated by Zar Ceremony. For the first time, despite the danger these women face, this film tells us the sad story of their life and shows their confection in front of the camera. It tries to be an honest mirror which reflects their sufferance and unveils their Burka to reveal their real characters./ FESTIVALS: 1. 17th Int'l Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam(IDFA)(2004/Netherlands) 2. 3st Human Rights Int'l Film Festival of Geneva (2005/ Switzerland) 3. Festival woman’s firms Assen(2005/Netherland) 4. 7th ThessalonikiInt'l Documentary Film Festival (2005/ Greece) 5. 5th Int'l Film Festival Human Rights in Bologna (2005/ Italy) 6. 20th Int'l Documentary Film Festival Munich ( 2005/ Germany) 7. One World Int’l Premier Award(2005/London/England) 8. 45th Cracow Int'l Film Festival (2005/ Poland) 9. 4th annual Amnesty Int’l fim festival.(2005/West Hollywood/USA) 10. Insular Int'l Film Festival (2005/ France) 11. Lewisburg European Int'l Short Films Biennale( 2005/ Germany) 12. 48th Leipzig Documentary Int'l Film festival (2005/ Germany) 13. 8th Les Rencontres Int'l Doc Film Montreal (2005/ Canada) 14. 3rd Amakula Kampala Int’l Film Festival(2006/Uganda) 15. Dhaka Int’l Film Festival (2006/Bangladesh) 16. Guangzhou Int'l Documentary Film Festival (2005/ China) 17. Boise Human Rights int’lFilm Festival(2006/Hide Park,Los angeles/USA) 18. 4th Pune Int'l Film Festival (2006/ India) 19. Opsala int’l Film Festival(2006/Sweden) 20. 1th Montreal Documentary Human Right Film Festival (2006/ Canada) 21. Mediawave int’l film & music Festival (2006/ Hungary) 22. Golden Apriot int’l Film Festival(2006/Yerevan,Armania) 23. 1th Rabat Human Right int’ Film Festival(2006/Rabat-Maraco) 24. 23rd Annual MESA Film Festival(2006/Boston ,Massachusetts /USA) 25. Mediawave int’l film & music Festival”The Best of Mediawave” (2007/ Gyor, Hungary) 26. Iranian Art Festival (2007/Shrjah,Emirate) 27. Visual Reresentations of Iran.(2008/St.Andrews,Scotland) 28. School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London/ SOAS) (2009/ UK) 29. ”Retrospective of Mehrdad Oskouei’s films, Images Cinema (2011/Williamston,USA) 30. Middle East Now Int’l Film Fetival(2012/Florance,Italy) 31. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami(2011/Miami.USA) 32. “Retrospective of Mehrdad Oskouei”, DAS IRANISCHE WIEN ,Filmarchiv Austria(2012/Vienna.Austria)/ Awards: * Winner of : * The Best Film of in Horizon Competition* at The 20th int’l Munich Doc Film Festival,Germany,2005 * Winner of : * Golden Dragoon Award * for Best Documentary at 45th Cracow Int’l Film Festival ,Poland, 2012. * Winner of : *Special Jury Award * at the Media wave int’l film & music Festival, Gyor, Hungary, 2006. * Winner of : *Grand Prize of the Jury* at the 1th Montreal Documentary Human Right Film Festival.2006,Canada

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Mehrdad Oskouei


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