Mohammad Hassan Damanzan

Born in 1961 in a country side village in Iran, Mohammad Hasan Damanzan is a cinema graduate. He was 10 when his family moved to Tehran. He initially started theater and cinema at the “Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults” as a teenager. He benefited from great educators and instructors while learning cinema and theatre. His first feature “Galan” made in 1987 was awarded the Best Film and also the Best Director in the festival of the Iranian Young Cinema Society in 1989. In 1991 he made his first documentary “Always Shining” and in 1995 “Rendezvous” his second documentary. In 2007 he made “Farmanfarma’s Daughter”. “Torgheh” won the Special Jury prize for the Best Director and the Best Sound of Cinema Verite, Iran International Documentary Film Festival 2008.

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  • Torgheh

    Directed by Mohammad Hassan Damanzan • 2008 • Iran
    Four Iranian country women from northern Khorasan, who play doetar and sing, encounter life's challenges. Although they face several social problems they have a common passion, to release their pain through music. Even though they suffer man...