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A Week with Azar
Producer: Jurij Meden and Tara Najd Ahmadi
11 minutes

A Week with Azar

Yek haefteh ba azar
A Week with Azar is a short experimental documentary film, based on a true story of Azar, an Iranian computer engineer living in the United States, who in the winter of 2017 failed to see her ill sister in Isfahan (Iran) for the last time because of the Executive Order 13769, commonly known as the travel ban. According to this ban, the nationals of seven countries, including Iran, could not enter the USA. The film's fragmented narrative structure and aesthetic (juxtaposing 16mm film, digital video and still photo frames) is a reflection of the fragmented life of an immigrant.
Cast and crew:
Director: Tara Najd Ahmadi
Writer: Tara Najd Ahmadi
Producers: Jurij Meden and Tara Najd Ahmadi
Main actress: Azar Rahimi
Other actresses: Abby Comstock-gay Güner and Netha Cloeter
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“Najd Ahmadi proves that expressive, individual narration need not be followed by a clouding of political sharpness.” - Nace Zavrl, FeKK 2018
“A fragemented burst of frustration caused by the travel ban established by Trump in 2017." - The Centre for Finnish Media Art
“In a mixture of documentary, essay, poetic journal, and photo novel, which allows Azar symbolic resistance and a conceptual escape to her homeland, A Week with Azar tells of the personal effects of political decisions.” — - Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film
• Edinburgh International Film Festival
• Festival De Films ELLES TOURNENT, Bruxelles
• Diagonale, Festival des Osterreichischen Films, Graz
• Go Short Film Festival, Nijmegen
• ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
• Center of Finnish Media Arts, Helsinki
• Academic Film Center, Belgrade

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