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Verdant Whispers

Director: Atefeh Khademolreza, 2021, China, 12 minutes, Cast: Hu Zhifei, Xin Xing

Some people wander around the world, others stay put and perform the extraordinary. Verdant Whispers explores the efforts of a man to turn the part of the desert where he lives into fertile land. He believes that the wind keeps his sails spread out to take him to safe harbors in his own land.

Screening with: Kulbarf + The Dagger


Verdant Whispers
Saturday, Sept. 18th, 04:15 PM

Atefeh Khademolreza

Atefeh Khademolreza is an accomplished film director, producer, and animator who has worked locally and internationally, directing multiple fiction films, documentaries, and experimental films that have screened and won accolades globally. She has also directed and produced commercials for brands such as l’Oreal Paris and for markets in Canada and abroad.

Atefeh is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Asian Film Academy (Korea). She holds Master’s in Film Production, York University (2019); Master of Arts in Animation Directing, Sooreh University (2019); Certificate of Filmmaking, Asian Film Academy (Korea) (2008); Bachelor in Cinema Directing, Sooreh University (2005).