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Country Life

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ABOUT THE FILM

Saiwan Saeedan is student at the College of the Fine Arts. He needs to complete his last project to receive his degree. His project is based on a documentary on the daily life of some villagers. The life of the villagers is first photographed and then painted, which will be presented at an exhibition in the same village. It is very important to Saiwan to document all aspects of life in the village. It is for this reason that he is concerned about a cow whose leg is broken after falling down in the snow.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
2006「A Snowy Day」:Director, Writer, Editor 2005「Zero Year」:Director, Writer, Editor 2005「What Happened to Us?」:Director, Editor 2003「Why War?」:Director, Writer 2002「Mine and Tablou」:Director
Nationality:
Iran (islamic republic of)
Activities:
2008
Photography by Fire Director/Writer: 1 minute 30 Seconds
Country Life: Director/Writer: 17 minutes
2007
Our Village: Director/Writer: 12 minutes
The Lost Generation: Director/Writer: 10minutes
2006
A Snowy Day. Director / writer/ Editor. Documentary 10 mins.
2005
Zero year. Director / writer/ Editor. Documentary. 23 mins.
What happened to Us? Director / Editor Documentary 23 mins.
2003
Why War?. Director/writer. Documentary 32 mins.
2002
Mine and Tablou. Director Documentary 22 mins.
Screening / Award history:
「Country Life」:Asolo International Art Film Festival (Italy, 2008); World Mountain Documentary Festival of Qinghai (China, 2008) → Best Photography Award
「A Snowy Day」:2006 Melbourne Kurdish Film Festival
「Mine and Tablou」:2002 Angered Documentary Film Festival

8 people voted

vmcd
2010-04-12 03:11:39

I liked this very much. As an American I imagine Iraq as a permanent war zone; this film showed me a very different Iraq from what I see on the news. The villagers' interest and appreciation of the paintings and photos was also quite touching. I liked that it showed instead of told me what to think.

naomi
2009-09-25 11:02:04

El alamo
2009-09-10 02:12:12

So simple! So touching! Refreshing.

sagamimaru
2009-08-06 16:10:13

田舎のゆっくりとした時間の流れがよく出ていた。
村民の画家に対する厚意がしみじみと感じられた。
映像も少しシュールな部分もあり美しい。

Calvin
2009-08-06 14:59:23

地味だけど淡々と描いているのがいい。音楽もいい。

Popo
2009-08-06 14:42:47

intersting documentary. good work.

motiva
2009-08-03 22:31:24

Linda
2009-08-01 21:18:57

It's a nice poetic experimental documentary.

orientbooks
2009-07-31 21:04:22

rkdwhkfud
2009-07-31 17:28:19