Shahin Parhami • 12m
Directed by Shahin Parhami • 2002 • Canada
Amnesia revolves around the improvised monologues of veteran Iranian Actor Shahram Golchin. It is a cinematic composition that weaves director Shahin Parhami’s signature poetic style of writing with image and sound with Golchin’s improvised performance as himself. Centered on the tale of a suicidal man who can’t remember where he has hidden his gun, Amnesia is a story of fragmented identity, perfumed with longing, the pain of forgetting and of being forgotten.
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Directed by Shahin Parhami • 1997 • Canada
A poetic meditation on the death of three Iranian refugees who committed suicide in Ottawa in the late 1990’s.
Evoking the power of memory and history, this film is about dispossession, exile and alienation caused by war and displacement.