Pelan #21: “Molf Gand” (2009)

Pelan #21:
Title: “Molf e Gand” (2009)- 53 min
A documentary film directed by: Mahmoud Rahmani
February 15, 2016
6:30pm
Simon Fraser University- Harbour Center, Room 1800

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Synopsis:
Mohammad who is forty turns to a 7-year-old boy in front of camera and narrates the story of Iran-Iraq war in a passionate way. Mohammad believes that some of the bad events during war had happened because of his bad childish guesses (Molf-e Gand).
Director:
Mahmoud Rahmani (born 1980, Izeh, Khuzestan), made his first short film, “Gagola” in 2003, and “Oha” (dragon) in 2004. He made his first documentary, “Naft Sepid” in 2005, which was well received inside and outside of Iran and was screened at several film festivals such as IDFA, Cinema du Reel, and more. His second documentary film “Zero Degree Orbit” was produced in 2007 and received more than 15 prizes at in Iran and internationally. His latest documentary, “Molf-e Gand” was made in 2009.
Awards:

Winner of best film from Nuremberg human rights international film festival, special jury prize of Cassel festival, award of best original film from Belgium film festival, winner of Brussels Millennium Film Festival,…

Followed by post-screening Q&A session with filmmaker.

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“PELAN" is a nonprofit and nonpartisan project, organized by a group of students and graduates of "Simon Fraser University (SFU)" in Vancouver. “PELAN" has been initially designed for screening the contemporary documentaries and short films about Iranian people made by independent Iranian/non-Iranian directors. While these movies may have been banned in Iran, they have been presented in international film festivals all around the world. So, we believe this is a great opportunity for Iranian living in Vancouver to watch these artworks on a bigger scale. “PELAN" was established in 2013 and it has been happening since then and so far we have screened several documentaries from Iranian filmmakers who work inside and outside of Iran. We've also been organizing online Q&A sessions with the directors/producers at the end of the screenings.