My Name Is Negahdar Jamali And I Make Westerns

  • Iran
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“My name is John Ford and I make Westerns” this is how John Ford introduced himself at the American Film Directors’ Association gathering. Negahdar Jamali, an Iranian from Shiraz introduced himself the same way when I first met him without knowing John Ford that well. “MY NAME IS NEGAHDAR JAMALI AND I MAKE WESTERNS” He introduced himself with self-confidence and without any weakness in his statement; not in the Monument Valley or in the Grand Canyon but in Shiraz and the deserts surrounding the city. He has been making Western films continuously for the past 35 years under hard conditions, and this film is about the struggle with his family, friends, society... to make what he likes the most in his life “Western Movies”.

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  • Original title
    My Name Is Negahdar Jamali And I Make Westerns
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Kamran Heidar
  • DOP
    Kamran Heidar
  • Editing
    Bahman Kiarostami
  • Music
    Selection, Ennio Morricone, Hamid Saeed
  • Sound
    Sasan Kaveh, Kamyar Behbahani, Farshid Zarmehr
  • Duration
    65 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iran
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 17th Busan Internationl Film Festival 2012
    • 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013
    • International Film Festival Goteborg 2013
    • Split Film Festival Croatia 2013
    • 3rd Festival of Iranian Films in Prague 2014
    • MFAH :21st Houston Iranian Film Festival 2014
    • Siskel Film Festival Chicago 2014
    • Open City Docs Festival London 2014 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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