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Komeil Soheili/21 minutes/2017/Iran/Documentary

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Synopsis

In a remote village in central Iran, students try to fulfill their dreams. Studying is still a big challenge for many as they must walk kilometers across wild landscapes to reach their school. Some keep going while others give up. One day, a car shows up in the village. It is not an ordinary car but a magic car which sparks their imagination and makes them dream.

Di sebuah desa terpencil di Iran, sekumpulan anak-anak berusaha mengejar mimpi meraka. Saat itu, bersekolah adalah tantangan besar karena mereka harus menempuh jarak berkilo-kilometer melewati padang liar tiap harinya. Sebagian dari mereka terus berjuang, sebagian lain menyerah. Suatu hari, sebuah mobil muncul di desa mereka. Bukan mobil biasa, melainkan mobil ajaib yang membangkitkan imajinasi dan membuat mereka bermimpi.

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Director

Komeil Soheili

Komeil Soheili

Director

Komeil Soheili, is an awarded freelance documentary filmmaker. He has been nominated in the most important Iranian film festival as a best director, and lots of other festivals. He has the experience in cooperating with prestigious channels like National Geographic, VPRO, IRIB, etc. His documentaries are mostly about social issues like tolerance, environment, cultural diversities, and children. He has MA degree in Cultural Studies and Media from the most prestigious university in Iran. His research thesis was about “representation of everyday life of Iranian youth generation in Iran modern cinema”. He got also one-year scholarship in Film Studies at ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and six months production course in Asian Film School in Busan, South Korea. He is also a founder of a volunteer non-profit peace project: “Iran: Untold Stories”.

 

Komeil Soheili adalah sineas dokumenter lepas yang telah memenangkan banyak penghargaan. Ia pernah dinominasikan sebagai sutradara terbaik pada festival film paling terkemuka di Iran dan juga pada festival lainnya. Ia berpengalaman bekerja sama dengan banyak saluran bergengsi seperti National Geographic, VPRO, IRIB, dan lain-lain. Film dokumenternya banyak berbicara tentang isu sosial seperti toleransi, lingkungan, keragaman budaya, dan anak-anak. Ia memperoleh gelar MA bidang Kajian Budaya dan Media dari universitas terkemuka di Iran. Topik penelitian tesisnya adalah representasi keseharian generasi muda Iran dalam sinema modern Iran. Komeil Soheili juga menerima beasiswa Kajian Film selama satu tahun di ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia, dan enam bulan studi produksi di Asian Film School di Busan, Korea Selatan. Ia merupakan pendiri proyek perdamaian nirlaba sukarela “Iran: Untold Stories”.