A Report About Mina 2017-02-03T06:23:05+00:00

Project Description

A Report About Mina

Australian Premiere | 2015

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Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Kaveh Mazaheri was born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran. An interest in cinema led Mazaheri to begin writing film criticism for Iranian magazines after graduating from college in 2004. His first short film, Tweezers (2007), was censored in Iran. To date, he has made three independent short films and more than twenty short and long documentaries for broadcast on Iranian television. He is the editor and author of a great many projects aside from his own. Some of the films he has directed include Soori’s Trip (Doumentary, 2009), Labyrinth (Docudrama Series, 2013, 15 Episodes), and Cockroach (Fiction Short, 2015).

Synopsis

Mina is a drug addicted woman of the slums in Tehran. She is living in ruins surrounded by the junk. Her dream is having a normal life, and has decorated ruined walls with found items in junk. She cares for street dogs like her own kids and for homeless people as members of her family, a family that has been together to use drug. This film is a narration of thirteen days of Mina’s life during Persian New Year holidays.

Festivals

  • Yamagata Documentary Film Festival (Japan-2015) – winner “Special Mention Prize”
  • Black International Cinema Berlin (Germany-2015)- winner “Best film Expressionist Narrative”
  • Cinema Verite Documentary Film Festival (Iran)
  • 1001 Documentary Film Festival (Turkey)
  • Queens World Film Festival(USA-2016)
  • 6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival (India 2016)
  • Livermore Valley Film Festival (USA 2016)
  • International Video Art House Madrid (Spain 2016)
  • Iranian Film Festival Zurich (Switzerland 2016)
  • Scandinavian International Film Festival (Finland 2016)
  • Ferfilm International Film Festival (Kosovo 2016)
  • All Lights India International Film Festival (India 2016)
  • The 5th Persian International Film Festival (Australia 2016)

Production Team

Director
Kaveh Mazaheri
Country
Iran
Runtime 
54 min
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2015
Researcher 
Kaveh Mazaheri, Forough Azizi
Producer
Darvash Film Production, Kaveh Mazaheri
Cinematographer 
Kaveh Mazaheri
Editor
Pooyan Sholevar
Writer
Pooyan Sholevar, Kaveh Mazaheri

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