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Humans who drown in social networks, feed on each other's ruminants, but they never experience satiety

  • Fatemeh Askarpour
  • Saber Mostafapour
  • Fatemeh Askarpour
  • Fatemeh Askarpour
  • Elyas Askarpour
    Composite & Edit
  • Milad Nourbakhsh
    Production Company
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The 5th Palm Springs Animation Festival
    Palm Springs, CA 92264
    United States
    March 24, 2022
    Official Selection
  • The 13th We Like 'Em Short Film Festival
    Baker City, Oregon 97814
    United States
    August 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • The 7th International Biennal Dona i Cinema – Mujer y Cine – Woman & Film
    Valencia 46005
    Official Selection
  • The 5th Moinho Cine Fest
    Lavra, Porto 4455-166
    Official Selection
  • The 20th Depict Film Festival
    Bristol BS1 5TX
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • The 25th Encounters Film Festival
    Bristol BS1 5TX
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Fatemeh Askarpour

Fatemeh(Elnaz) Askarpour is an Iranian Animator and director. She was born in 1990, in Mazandaran. 2014- BA in Art(Painting), Univesity of Marlik Nowshahr. 2016- MA in Visual Graphics, Univesity of Marlik Nowshahr. She holds diplomas in "Story Telling & Creative Show", in workshop of "Understanding Children’s Art", "Story Telling", "Ideas & Art Teaching". She participated in many paint exhibitions. She Worked in many film project as an Actress, story board designer and Poster designer. Painting, Animating and work with children, led her to her main interests: Animation Filmmaking. "Woodpecker" is her first Animation Short Film. In her works, Fatemeh tries to show the inner life of the people, the social and personal issues of women and children. The reason for using the medium of animation in her works is its dependence on the imagination and the world of childhood and that through animation it is possible to communicate with a wider range of audiences.

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Director Statement

As a member of social networks, I see inappropriate, profiteering and extreme patterns of life tools. To represent the horrible world created by our misbehavior, I found the medium of animation suitable for fantasy-surrealistic imagery.
Our conflict and dependence on social networks has reached such a level that some people seek all the needs of their lives in this world and introduce themselves to the world only through this window and lose their connection with reality. This issue has created horrible and disgusting images in my mind and through this animation I am trying to share these images and I hope that through this animation we will take a small step to get closer to the real and natural world again.