Resistance festival unveils doc lineup

November 14, 2018

TEHRAN – The 15th International Resistance Film Festival (IRFF) announced the lineup for the documentary competition on Wednesday.

Twenty-two films, 13 of which are from foreign filmmakers, will be screened in the category.

Among the highlights is “Khashoggi Is Not Alone” from a Saudi Arabian filmmaker who did not reveal his/her name to the organizers of the festival for security reasons.

The film is about the adverse condition facing journalists in Saudi Arabia.
“I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts” by Yusuf Zine from Canada will also be screened. The documentary is about refugee youths who take to the stage to depict their families’ harrowing experiences during the Burmese genocide of Rohingya Muslims.

“The Occupation of the American Mind” by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp from America is also in the lineup. Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. “The Occupation of the American Mind” takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the US.

Australian filmmaker John Pilger’s “The Coming War on China” and American documentarian Jeremy Williams’ “On a Knife Edge” will also compete in the festival, which will take place in Tehran from November 26 to December 1.    

Some documentaries by Iranian filmmakers will also be screened in this section.

Among the films is “Fire and Pomegranates”, Heidar Bani-Hamzeh’s documentary about the Azerbaijani Shia center of Nardaran.

Reza Farahmand’s acclaimed documentary “Women with Gunpowder Earrings” about Nur, a female journalist who covers stories about Syrian and Iraqi women and children in the war against the ISIS terrorists will also be screened.

Photo: “The Occupation of the American Mind” by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp from America will be screened in 15th International Resistance Film Festival in Tehran.


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