12 December 2016

APFF Director Conducts Filmmaking Workshop


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LONDON (AIPFF) - Reza John Vedadi, a director lauded at the Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF), is conducting a filmmaking workshop in London with support from the Islamic Student Association of London.

LONDON (AIPFF) – Reza John Vedadi, a director lauded at the Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF), is conducting a filmmaking workshop in London with support from the Islamic Student Association of London.

Principles of shooting, editing and voice over practices during filmmaking projects are being taught at the workshop. John Vedadi was honored during the 4th APFF.

Reza John Vedadi is a youth Iranian-Britain filmmaker who has produced about 50 documentaries and short fiction films. His films have been shot in difficult and challenging locations around the world from Iraq to Saudi Arabia.

Reza John Vedadi lauded as the winner at 4th edition of APFF – Photo: AIPFF

Produced in 2012, “The Unclear Truth” won the 4th APFF award. The film zeroes in on the Middle East issues and examines the roots and links between the many problems that citizens in that region face and how they affect the citizens’ lives on this side of the planet. This documentary examines the issues of the Iranian nuclear program as perceived by the West, the biased approach to Syria, Libya and Bahrain, and the long Israeli and Palestinian conflicting. Respectable figures from British politics, American academia and youth activists examine the issue in detail and provide answers to some very difficult questions.

Also John Vedadi submitted his new product “Cities of Light” to the 3rd international section of the APFF. According to the secretary of the festival it follows Ali Fadhil, Hussain Makke and Saarah Bokhari, as they journey from London to Iraq and Iran within a period of 15 days. On their spiritual journey they visit the holy cities of Najaf, Karbala, Samarra, Kazamain, Mashhad and Qum. The spiritual centers of the Shia world and some of the holiest cities for Muslims. How will this once-in-a-lifetime journey affect these three youths, and will they come back from their journey?

“Cities of Life” a documentary on Shia’s holy cities by Reza John Vedadi

 


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