International Videoart Festival Madrid Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Madrid New Media Festival La Neomudéjar
Synopsis: Mina is a drug addicted woman of the slums in Tehran. She is living in ruins surrounded by the junk and wearing men clothes. All her womanish dream is having a normal life. Because of this dream, she has decorated ruined walls with items collected in junk. She loves street dogs like her kids and homeless people around as members of her family, a family that has been together to use drug. Now she is the godmother of dogs and street people.
This film is a narration of thirteen days of Mina’s Life, a sad thirteen days of New Year holidays.
Bio: Born 1981 in Tehran, Iran. An interest in cinema led Mazaheri to begin writing film criticism for Iranian magazines after graduating from college in 2004. His first short film, Tweezers (2007), was censored in Iran. To date, he has made three independent short films and more than twenty short and long documentaries for broadcast on Iranian television. His work has been officially selected by festivals in Iran including the Tehran International Short Film Festival and the “Cinema Vérité” Iran International Documentary Film Festival. He is the editor and author of a great many projects aside from his own. Some of the films he has directed include Soori’s Trip (Doumentary, 2009), Labyrinth (Docudrama Series, 2013, 15 Episodes), and Cockroach (Fiction Short, 2015).
Lately A report about Mina won “Special Mention Prize” and was nominated “Ogawa Shinsuke Prize” from Yamagata Documentary Film Festival (Japan 2015) and won “Best film Expressionist Narrative” from Black International Cinema Berlin Festival (Germany-2015)