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Farewell Analog

Farewell Analog is set in 1990's in Bayandare, a Kurdish village in the mountains of Iran, close to the border with Iraq.
Kak Saee has sold his wife's jewelry to buy an old analog camera. His goal is to make a video documenting the everyday life of villagers and hopes to make some money out of it. As he goes all over the village and its surroundings, he obsessively films everything that he encounters.
While everybody seems happy to participate, he faces the indifference of Mam Kheder, a mysterious old folk singer who lives on the edge of the village. Eager to catch him on camera singing traditional songs again, Kak Saee chases him in the heart of the countryside, but the old man seems to have stubbornly retreated in silence.
In his excitement, Kak Saee does not realize that he is crossing the line.

  • Hiwa Aminnejad
  • Hiwa Aminnejad
  • Hiwa Aminnejad
  • Ali Mahmoudian
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Hiwa Aminnejad

Hiwa Aminnejad was born in 1973 in Baneh, Kurdistan Province of Iran from a Kurdish middle class family. He obtained a degree in film direction at the Association of Cinema for Youth in Tabriz.
Being Kurdish and Iranian, he is interested in the everyday life of the Iranians Kurds in the region where they live and where they face the contradictions of the traditions, the effects of the wars and the peculiarities of their situation as one ethnic group spread in several countries. He is part of a group of Iranian directors contributing to the growth of the cinema inspired by Kurdish traditions, landscapes and subjects. He has made several short and documentary films in the past that have been both screened nationally and internationally. He has also won several nominations for his past films. Now Hiwa lectures about the field of directory for the Association of Cinema for Youth in Sanandaj.

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