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I Ran and Ran

I Ran and Ran is and old Iranian fairy tale with simple, short, and rhythmic sentences like a poetry. Girl on her way to home sees different people, and each of them gives her a souvenir and she brings the souvenir as a gift to the next person.

  • Manisa Hope
    Narges Haghighat
  • Mel Hoppneheim School of Cinema
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Concordia University
  • Northwest Animation Festival
    United States
  • Chalon Tout Court festival's 8th edition
    Chalon Tout Court
  • Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival

  • IndieWise FREE Virtual Festival
  • The Festival TOFUZI, Batumi

  • VAV Gallery, Concordia University
Director Biography - Manisa Hope

Manisa Hope (Narges Haghighat) is a Canadian-Iranian animation filmmaker who graduated from the Film Animation program, at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University in 2017. Later on, she was accepted into the Master of Fine Arts in Film Production program at the same school which she completed in 2023.
She holds a prior bachelor’s degree in computer software programming, and has two decades of experience in acrylic and oil painting techniques, as well as intricate colour pencil drawings.

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Director Statement

As an immigrant artist, I try hard to work on subjects that can speak both to me and to other people in my new society about the beauty that exists in every culture. Part of my filmmaking process is to find a way to make my animated films more understandable by the new society, and somehow to find a connection between two different cultures.
Each colour in my animated films represents a life. I make my short animated films by the paint on paper technique frame by frame to give a sense of movement to all over my artwork. I work hard to bring life to even the smallest dot of my film to show there is another lifestyle, culture, and tradition alive in another part of the world. It's really important for me to make people, who live beside me in my new home, familiar to even a small part of the infinite sea of my culture.
My films speak ,not only for me, but for people who live miles away, and would like to share their lifestyles, experiences, stories, points of view, emotions, and feelings with other societies. If a viewer even for a moment feels the life in my artwork, then I have succeeded in my work.