With These Hands
Director: Reza Haeri, 2015, Iran, 38 minutes, Cast: Ojan Sirosi, Shahnaz Nader, Jahangir Ayati, Shadi Parand, Abbas Akbari, Mirmola Soraya, Eljam Hajdaee, Reza Shaban, Lale Soraya
“With These Hands” is a documentary project following 9 artisans/craftsmen living and working in various cities across Iran. Each part has captured one day in the life and work of each of these artists and their efforts at modernizing their craft to suit today’s simpler lifestyles.
Producer: Simin Dehghani, Cameraman: Amir Musavi, Editor: Bhaman Kiarostami
Screening with: Parviz Tanavoli: Poetry in Bronze
Sunday, Sep 25th, 11.00 AM
Filmmaker and curator, based in Tehran. He won the Grand Prize at ‘Cinema Verité – Iran International Film Festival’, for his documentary Final Fitting in 2009. The following year, he received the Grand Prize and Best Documentary Prize from ‘Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival’, for his film All Restrictions End. This documentary was shown at more than twenty film festivals, including IDFA and Berlinale. In 2013 Reza Haeri was the guest-editor of The Dialogue Quarterly (Goftogu), on the topic Cinema and History. He founded ‘Tehran Cine Club‘ during 2005 – 2009 and ‘Tehran Documentary Forum‘ in 2014. He was also participating as a guest writer for the dOCUMENTA (13). In September 2015 Reza Haeri curated a Retrospective of Harun Farocki in Tehran.
Filmography: With these Hands, 38’, 2015 / All Restrictions End, 40’, 2010 / Final Fitting, 33’, 2009 / Saint Internet, 30’, 2005 / Unfinished Report, 42’, 1998