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Agamemnon's Daughter

Agamemnon’s Daughter (AD) is part of a larger project entitled Iphigenia: Book of Change written and directed by Elise Kermani and produced by MiShinnah Productions. The film was shot in southern California and was edited in New York City. The project was inspired by the 1977 film Iphigenia, directed by the Greek filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis (who died in 2011); by the plays Iphigenia among the Taurians, and Iphigenia at Aulis written by Euripides (BCE 411); and by the various stories and memoirs of contemporary women who have survived captivity. There is no single story, nor is there a linear narrative; rather, Agamemnon’s Daughter is an experimental and multi layered audio/visual performance surrounding various mythologies of Iphigenia and exploring themes of captivity and freedom.

  • Elise Kermani
    JUSTICE, SAND, POE, Jocasta
  • MiShinnah Productions, Inc
  • Laurel Jenkins
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • AGON International Meeting of Archeological Film
    October 15, 2016
Director Biography - Elise Kermani

Elise Kermani is artistic director of MiShinnah Productions, a non-profit dedicated to making cross genre performance films. She received a PhD in Media Philosophy from the European Graduate School and teaches media art at State University of New York, Empire State College. Her particular interest is in creating site specific performance where architecture informs the project. She recently moved from Los Angeles to her hometown of Michigan City, Indiana. After living most of her life on both coasts (in New York for 25 years) she is happy to be home and living near the beautiful dunes of Lake Michigan.

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