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KHANEH MA: THESE PLACES WE CALL HOME WILL SCREEN AT THE NFB CINEMA IN MONTREAL THIS JUNE
Montreal, May 1st , 2006 – Back by popular demand, Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home, the first feature-length documentary by Iranian-Canadian filmmaker, Anna Fahr, has been scheduled in the summer program of the NFB Cinema and will screen from Tuesday, June 13 th until Sunday, June 18 th , 2006 in Montreal.
Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home examines the question of what defines home by presenting the lives of three generations of Iranians living in Iran, Canada, and Germany. The film begins with the director's return to Iran, her country of cultural origin, where she becomes reacquainted with family she has not seen in over ten years, and rediscovers a culture that has remained a quiet yet ever-present part of her life in Canada. As the journey unfolds, we uncover rarely seen aspects of Iranian culture, as experienced by the director, while witnessing firsthand the process of leaving an old culture behind and the journey into a new one.
Anna Fahr is an award-winning graduate of Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal. Upon obtaining her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Film Production in 2003, she received financing from the Canada Council for the Arts to produce/direct her first feature documentary, Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home . In 2004, Anna started filming in various cities throughout Iran, Canada, and Germany. Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home was presented in world premiere to a sold-out audience at the 24 th edition of Les rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in February 2006, and was proudly the first sold-out screening of the festival.
SEPASI FILMS was founded by Independent Producer/Director, Anna Fahr, in 2003. The independent film production company was named after the director's grandfather, Mohammad Taghi Sepasi, who founded one of the first commercial movie theatres in Bojnord, a town located in North-eastern Iran. Cinema Sa'adi was a hit among movie-goers and was the place to go to see all the latest American imports. Cinema Sa'adi was seized by authorities after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and has remained closed ever since. Further information on Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home can be found at www.khanehmamovie.com .
DATES AND TIME OF SCREENINGS
Original version in Farsi with English subtitles on June 13, 15, 17 and with French subtitles on June 14, 16, 18, 2006.
All screenings are at 7:00pm and will be followed by a brief discussion with the director.
The NFB cinema is located at 1564 St. Denis, corner de Maisonneuve, metro Berri-Uqam (exit St. Denis).
For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Anna Fahr at email@example.com or call 514.842.4893 .
Sepasi Films 1699, Sanguinet, Montréal (Québec) H2X 3G5 Canada
Téléphone : (514) 842-4893 firstname.lastname@example.org www.khanehmamovie.com