2016-Gaia Student Awards
Cuba, Iran, Costa Rica, 2015, 14′, Persian
Photography: Freidell Urbina
Editing: Ahmed O. Abdellahi
Music: Hoss Yekband
Sound: Victor Quintanilba
Producer: Diana Reves
Community Center, 14.10.2016, Friday, 20:00-22:00
Synopsis: A tree growing amidst the ruins on the 5th floor of an abandoned building in Cuba, inspires an Iranian documentary filmmaker to make a film and dedicate it to her own father. She shares with the audience the doubts as the essential part of the process of any quest. And the film culminates with a poem written by her dad telling a story of uprooting and immigration.
Biography: Roya Eshraghi (Iran,1985) studied Anthropology in University of Costa Rica and then Documentary Filmmaking in EICTV in Cuba. Some crucial events which have marked her life plus her passion for Persian poetry have been widely shaping her gaze, becoming her inspiration and reverberating into her cinematography, as one can see in her most recent works “Derakht” and “Nada ni Nadie” both of which were internationally screened. She is currently working on her first feature film “A Constant Departure”.
Yamagata Documentary Film Festival, Japan
Punto de Vista Film Festival, Spain New Filmmakers LA Film Festival, USA
Meustra de Cine autobiografico, Spain
Nomination for Prize Best Short Film, PdV Film Festival