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Reza Kamrani is an Iranian photographer that lives in city pf Tehran. Reza Kamrani was born and grew up in Kerman, one of the cities on the edge of the central desert in Iran. Naturally, he was influenced by his surroundings and by studying the architectural functions in each Climate Kamrani realized that desert architecture is a very clever answer to the needs of patient and hardworking desert people, allowing them to have better life in spite of the harsh nature around them. https://vimeo.com/456948011 While studying cinematography at the School of Television and Cinema, with the guidance of his teachers…

I have known Michael Frank for almost thirty five years and I met him for the first time in Finish embassy in Tehran, when I was receiving my visa to attend the Tampre Film Festival as a jury member. Michael just rushed to meet me as I was the first person in Iranian film industry he had encountered. I found Michael s young msn full of energy and love for people, Back then I could not imagine that later we will get involved in a few projects and become close friends. Lately I had the opportunity of interviewing Michael Franck…

Palm Springs International SHORTFEST has announced The Present,  from Palestine, directed by Farah Nabulsi, as the winner of GoE’s 2020 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by Go Energistics .  The winner  received  a cash award of $2500 courtesy of Go Energistics.  Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020 was held online do to the Corona virus pandemic. The 15 nominees for the 2019 GoE Bridging The Borders Award were: Call Center Blues (USA/Mexico) Director: Geeta Gandbhir, Container (Greece/USA) Director: Daphne Maziariaki, Dear Joel (Greece/France) Director: Thanasis Trouboukis, Deserter (Czech Republic/Ukraine) Director: Sasha Stelchenko, Fabiu (Austria) Director: Stefan…

Aydin Nazmi is a pop and rock music musician, composer and singer living in Tehran, Iran. Most of Aydin Nazmi songs address social justice issues. About his latest song, I Can’t Breath, inspired by George Floyd killing in US, he told us: ” As an Iranian artist who sees the world as an interconnected web of humans with a common ancestor, I’ve made this song and video to show solidarity and as a tribute to all who have faced systematic discrimination, specially the African-American community in the US. https://vimeo.com/430590177 As Dr. King said : “injustice anywhere is a threat to…

Burbank, CA – June 10th, 2020: Today, Cinema Without Borders announced jury members  for GoE Bridging The Borders Award at  the 2020 Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival. The Bridging The Borders Award at the 2020 Palm ShortFest will be given to the most successful film in bringing the people of our world closer together. GoE Bridging The Borders Award  is presented by Cinema Borders and award sponsored and prize provided by GoEnergistics. The winner of Bridging the Borders Award will receive a cash prize of $2500. Cinema Without Borders’ jury members to decide the 2020 winner of the GoE…

Protests have peaked in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd, and the future of America is more uncertain than ever. With social media flooded with images of inequality and injustice, a lot of Americans find themselves stuck feeling helpless in their homes. For many, the health risks of joining a large protest in the middle of a pandemic are too high to bear. And with unemployment skyrocketing, it can be hard to scrape together the money to donate. One thing people can do, however, is to continue to educate themselves. Educating yourself through literature, social justice accounts, and…

When I interviewed Nancy Kelly last week, it was like talking to a friend that I knew for centuries. She is full of his hearth talking to you and supper modest and generous in sharing her interesting and exciting stories about making of Thousand pieces of gold. I have watched Thousand pieces of gold a few times since last week (I can not believe that I missed it thirty years ago when it was released for the first time!) and it’s one of those movies that is like a breathtaking scenery, regardless of how many times you have seen it, it…

Burbank, CA – January 4, 2020: Today, Cinema Without Borders and Palm Springs International Film Festival  announced jury members and the seven nominees for GoE Bridging The Borders Award at 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival selected by Palm Springs International Film Festival Programmers. The Bridging The Borders Award at the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival will be given to the most successful film in bringing the people of our world closer together. Cinema Without Borders’ jury members to decide the 2020 winner of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award are: Keely Badgers Keely Badger is Executive Director of Neda…

Actor Mark Ruffalo said he’s had a hard time melding his activism with storytelling. Then Ruffalo encountered the story of the people of Parkersburg, West Virginia, who were exposed for decades to “forever chemicals” produced by DuPont, one of the world’s largest corporations. And he was moved by attorney Robert Bilott’s 15-year battle to bring DuPont to justice, putting his family, his career and his health at risk for others. “In a moment in time where the stories that we are being told are so cynical and the stories we hear all the time are like ‘people are just horrible…

Zana is Kosovo’s Selection for the Best International Film Award for 2020 Academy Awards written and directed by Antoneta Kastrati. at Cinema Without Borders and CineEqual we had the opportunity to have a podcast interview with Antoneta Kastrati about making of Zana. https://soundcloud.com/user-222526075/an-interview-with?in=user-222526075/sets/cwb-podcast In Zana, an Albanian woman, Lume, lives with her husband, Ilir, and mother-in-law, Remzije, in their small Kosovo village. Haunted by night terrors, childless and unable to get pregnant, Lume is relentlessly pressured by Remzije to fulfill her wifely duties? if Lume cannot produce a child, her mother-in-law threatens, it will be Remzije’s responsibility to bring in a younger and more…

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