The Democracy Video Challenge Near East division winner for 2010
Writing, Directing, Editing and Composting: Farbod Khoshtinat
Animation: Taraneh Golozar
Music: Shahin Pajoom
Subtitles Editing: Julie Ashcraft
Farbod Khoshtinat, also known as FRED, first rose to fame with the video he directed and edited for the Iranian rapper Hichkas’s song “Ye Mosht Sarbaz”. It is included in the Cultures of Resistance documentary by Iara Lee, scheduled to be released in 2010.
Shahin Pajoom produced Hichkas “Trippe Ma”. Pajoom and Hichkas, (Soroush Lashkary) appeared in the film, Sounds of Silence (2006), a documentary by Amir Hamz and Mark Lazarz about the underground music scene in Tehran. The world premier of this film was at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Khoshtinat, Pajoom and Golozar are from Tehran, Iran. Julie Ashcraft is an American writer, artist and media advisor. –Julie Ashcraft
Contact Julie at: worldofashcraft (at) gmail (dot) com