HEIGHT OF THE KITE

Mehraneh Salimian, Amin Pakparvar |
United States |
2024 |
26Min |
Baluchi
13 P

Amin Pakparvar, born in 1998, is an MA student in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He writes critical essays for film and cultural publications such as F News Magazine. After practicing for years, he made a short documentary film, Death and the Dragon (2020) which won the best research prize at the Oscar-qualified 38th Tehran Short Film Festival. He was a production manager of the Iran-Germany Student Exchange Project in collaboration with the University of Babelsberg in Germany. As a filmmaker based in Chicago, his diasporic films reflect Iran’s historical and cultural issues.

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Screenings

25 July 17:00 Suncoast 7
28 July 14:00 Gateway 9

Student Package 4

10-12 PG
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HEIGHT OF THE KITE
HEIGHT OF THE KITE - Mehraneh Salimian, Amin Pakparvar

Mehraneh Salimian, Amin Pakparvar

Mehraneh Salimian was born in 1999 and is an MFA film student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As an Iranian director based in Chicago, her works reflect social discrimination in Iran concerning women, children, and adolescents’ rights. Salimian is the regional coordinator of Docunight, a streaming website under the Kiarostami Foundation that compiles Iranian documentaries and makes them available online. She was also the Production Manager for the Iran-Germany Student Exchange Project in collaboration with the University of Babelsberg in Germany.
Amin Pakparvar, born in 1998, is an MA student in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He writes critical essays for film and cultural publications such as F News Magazine. After practicing for years, he made a short documentary film, Death and the Dragon (2020) which won the best research prize at the Oscar-qualified 38th Tehran Short Film Festival. He was a production manager of the Iran-Germany Student Exchange Project in collaboration with the University of Babelsberg in Germany. As a filmmaker based in Chicago, his diasporic films reflect Iran’s historical and cultural issues.