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ReadingFilm’s core mission is to develop the production community in the region. This is our third year of including special competition for student filmmakers in the ReadingFilmFEST. Student filmmakers comprise a special group of independent filmmakers. They have not yet made the connections required of professional filmmakers, but they have fresh ideas and new visions […]

Women on Both Sides of the Camera

Women on Both Sides of the Camera

Women on Both Sides of the Camera Director: Mahshad Afshar Runtime: 95 minutes Benefiting from a wide range of rare archive materials, this feature-length documentary focuses on one century of the representation of women in Iranian cinema. Looking at the formation of the Iranian film industry and its relationship with socio-political events, the film narrates […]

Documenting Art

Documenting Art

Voice of Selma Director: Roya Iravani Runtime: 30 minutes The Voice of Selma (Moghaddam Museum) Project is a feature-length documentary film that guides us through the treasures collected over a lifetime of work by Selma Moghaddam and her husband Mohsen. Against a backdrop of government hostility toward Persian works of art that predate the Islamic […]

Tackling Politics

Tackling Politics

We Are All in this Together Director: Daniel Troia Runtime: 70 minutes During divisive times in America, a man sets off on a cross-country bicycle journey, with no food, no money, and the hope of gaining a better understanding of the human connection. website Vitriol Director: Mark Clauburg Runtime: 25 minutes A short documentary exploring […]

Iranian Short Films

Iranian Short Films

Goodbye Olympic Director: Mojtaba poorbakhsh Runtime: 18:37 minutes Maria is a girl whom she is a champion of Kayak; she is waiting for dispatching to the Olympics Qualification which held in France. The schedule of dispatching the kayaking team will be called off because of some troubles. Synthesis Director: Mohammad Towrivarian Runtime: 15 minutes A […]

I’ll Be Your Mirror

I’ll Be Your Mirror Director: Johanna FaustRuntime: 91 minutes To what degree can motherhood and self-fulfilment be reconciled? Johanna Faust would like to leave her children and her husband behind in order to pursue her artistic career. But when she gets an invitation to study art at Oxford, doubts arise. Johanna vaguely remembers painful stories […]

The Remnants of War

Our Feet are Rooted Director: Krista Imbesi Runtime: 29:54 minutes  “Our Feet Are Rooted” is a documentary about government sponsored land grabbing in Northern Uganda and the non-violent techniques community members are using to fight for their ancestral land. watch trailer Buddha’s Shame Director: Morteza Atashzamzam Runtime: 30 minutes  Bangladeshi local reporter Tamna travels to […]

Special Block: Mental Health

In the Balance Director: Kemuel Charles Runtime: 23:57 minutes Two US Marine Soldiers returning home from the Iraq war, suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, must learn how to cope with their “new” everyday reality. Shawn is an ill-mannered alcoholic on the verge of exploding, while Chris seeks redemption within his psychiatrist, with the hopes […]

The Vow of Hiroshima

The Vow of Hiroshima

The Vow of Hiroshima Director: Susan StricklerRuntime: 82 minutes THE VOW FROM HIROSHIMA is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate, 85-year-old survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi. Setsuko Thurlow devoted her entire life […]

Short Docs – Bundini, Amber’s Halfway Home

Bundini Director: Patrick Green Runtime: 21:55 minutes Drew “Bundini” Brown was the source of Muhammad Ali’s spirit who stood by the champ during his triumphs, trials and tribulations both inside and outside the ring. “Bundini” is the first ever documentary on Ali’s beloved trainer/Svengali that explores the extraordinary life of the man whom Ali said […]

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