And The Road Abandoned Their Ends in The Dark

In And The Roads Abandoned Their Ends in The Dark, Yasaman Alipour narrates her memories from Iran, her home for twenty-six years, that are resurfaced after a visit to Owens lake in California. The memories are fading away piece by piece, same as her sense of identifying anywhere as her home after immigrating to the United States.
The narration is accompanied by visuals from Urmia Lake in Iran and Owens Lake in California as she goes on a journey through her memories from these two locations.

  • Yasaman Alipour
  • Yasaman Alipour
  • Azadeh Navai
  • Andrew Freeman
    Creative Consultant
  • Borna Jafari
  • Alicia Maye
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    و راه ها ادامه ی خود را در تیرگی رها کردند
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of, United States
  • Language:
    English, Persian
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Director Biography - Yasaman Alipour

Yasaman Alipour is an Iranian visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. She Holds an MFA in Photography and Media from the California Institute of Arts and a MA in Photography from the University of Art, Tehran.

In her practice, she explores the concept of place and its multiple layers. She looks at places in transition due to human effects, both in urban areas and in nature.

She's a recipient of The Allan Sekula Social Documentary Grant in 2022. She exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in Iran and the United States.

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