Farsi Cinema Center is a Toronto-based nonprofit, nonpartisan platform connecting the Farsi film industries of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan with the rest of the world. As the premier worldwide initiative devoted to Farsi cinema, its focus is on creating the space for networking, idea exchange, and collaboration among filmmakers, producers, talent, distributors and executives in film.
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In this second and closing half of the interview, Neisi shares more about his cinematic style, how he gains the trust of his subjects, his interestingly unorthodox view about the younger generation, and his views on the smart-phone revolution.
Babak Vahedi of FCC interviews Iranian documentary filmmaker, Majed Neisi, on how he was able to gain the trust of secretive Shiite militants fighting ISIS, why he started making documentaries about war, his filmmaking style, heroism, and much more.
The Guardian recently released a free-for-watch documentary short and Q&A with Iranian filmmakers Sara Khaki and Mohammad Reza Eyni, who filmed the early days of lockdown in Iran from within their Tehran apartment.