Iran: a fascinating country with an exceptional cultural background.
In this Islamic Republic, a creative and daring young photographic scene has committed to giving the world an other vision of its country. Who are these artists? How do they get around the limits of what is forbidden? What are their strategies for continuing to work - and to live - in Iran? The photographers Solmaz Daryani, Gohar Dashti, Shadi Ghadirian, Abbas Kowsari,Tamineh Monzavi, and Neshwa Tavakolian, will be the main actors of the film. Anahita Ghabaian, one of the most famoust photogallerist of Iran, will be kind of a thread of the film. From preliminary shoots to exhibition openings, this film follows them in their eventful daily lives, and accompanies them along the virtual, and real, red lines that must not be crossed. This movie sheds a new light on Iran, a complex country torn between tradition and modernity – a country in which these photographers have chosen to stay, out of passion and pride, despite the difficulties to work there.
Third episode « The Journey » is a 14½ hour documentary film by Peter Watkins, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several continents, released on film in 1987 at the Toronto Film Festival. It is structured around the theme of nuclear weapons, military spending and poverty. Ordinary people are asked about their awareness of these issues.
1960 Mustafa Boudina was sentenced to death twice by a military court in Lyon.
After working as a lawyer in New Caledonia, Isa Sator decided to dedicate herself to plastic arts. She particularly likes the theme of Girlfriends which she paints a version of here, before the cameras.
Sadhana recounts the Odyssey of a young Westerner who follows the call of his soul to India—the land of ancient and spiritual Wisdom of the East. One man’s journey to India, along the mystical Ganges to the majestic Himalaya.
Composed entirely of still photographs shot by Marker himself over the course of his restless travel through twenty-six countries, If I had four camels stages a probing, at times agitated, search for the meanings of the photographic image.