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Director: Arshia Shakiba, 2020, Canada, 5 minutes, Music Video, Cast: Dariush Eghbali

Smile is a music video made for a song by Dariush Eghbali. The production team had to travel around Iran in order to capture all the footage for this video. The portrait of hardworking people of Iran with different background were the focus for this music video.

Screening with: Shorts Program #2


Sunday, Sept. 20th, 11:00 AM

Arshia Shakiba

Arshia Shakiba studied Digital Film Production and graduated from Toronto Film School in 2003. He began his professional career as a Director and Director of Photography on a number of music videos and award-winning films. He is also known for the music videos he created for underground Iranian rock bands. Arshia recently directed and filmed documentaries The Guests and Maestro (in post-production).