First Annual Zendegi* Film Festival
Introducing inspiring films from the Middle East and North Africa that will warm your heart
THIS IS A FREE EVENT, all ages welcome. Presented at the Nevada County Library in the Madeline Helling community room.
Thursday, August 23rd (doors open) 7:30pm-10:00pm
Friday, August 24th (doors open) 7:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday, August 26th (doors open) 6:30pm-10:00pm
Authentic Persian cuisine will be available each night by donation
We invite you to bring pillows and blankets for sitting on the floor ….and to create a more cozy community event (Chairs will also be available)
Thursday, August 23rd, 8:00pm (Iran)
Children of Heaven (1997, Majid Majidi)
An Iranian Film about a young boy who loses his sister’s shoes and how he wins her a new pair. Farsi with English Subtitles . A beautiful film, enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Friday August 24th, 8:00pm (Algeria)
Masquerades (Mascarades) (2008, Lyes Salem) “This heartfelt Algerian comedy suggests that when dreams become reality, it’s time to wake up.” -Museum of Modern Art
Takes place in a small Village in Algeria. Hilarious, sweet, family friendly. Dialogue and subtitles move fast in this film. Arabic with English Subtitles.
Masquerades is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens Collection. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org.
Sunday, August 26th, 7:00 p.m. (Iran, Tunisia)
Bab’Aziz : The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul (2006,Nacer Khemir)
A blind dervish is accompanied by his granddaughter through the desert entertaining her with nightly tales of a prince who gave up his kingdom. Filmed in both Tunisia and Iran. Visually stunning. Family friendly. Arabic and Farsi with English subtitles. 90 min.
Sunday, August 26th at 9:00 p.m. (Iran)
Mystic Iran : The Unseen World. (2002, Aryana Farshad ) Gorgeous Document of Iran’s ancient spiritual traditions. Zoroastrian, Islamic, and Sufi rituals. Filmed behind closed doors and deep in mountain caves. English. Documentary. 45 min.
*Zendegi is the Farsi word meaning life