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8th DMZ Docs(2016)

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Skipper Soleiman

Sa'adat ali Saeed Pour

  • Iran
  • 2015
  • 25min
  • DCP
  • color

World Premiere

Synopsis

Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran is the largest lake in the Middle East and the third-largest saltwater lake on Earth. But it now contains five percent of the amount of water and has turned into a vast salt land. The boats, that had come and gone on Lake Urmia, could not any more move and lays stranded on the salt land. Soleiman, who had steered the boat once called the Noah's Ark, is not able to work on a boat, and therefore he lives practicing agriculture now. But it is not easy to do because of the salt breeze blowing sometimes. He hangs around the stationary boat every day.

Review

Skipper Soleiman portrays the landscape created by nature and human intervention, and people in it. The landscape includes a salt desert which the receded lake changed into, the boats which stood still in the middle of desert, etc. Soleiman, or once a skipper tries to follow the plough, but it does not work as he wishes. He spends his time day by day, riding his bicycle, circling the salt lake, and looking around this and that boats. This film does tell about the rapid climate changes, but it does not want to bring that environmental issue as journalism would do. It portrays grief and beauty created by nature and human in silence, and captures a man who holds those feelings and lingers on his life quietly. [Hwang Miyojo]

Director

  • Sa'adat ali Saeed Pour

     

Credit

  • Cinematography Massoud Vatan Khah
  • Editor Mohammad Hadi Amini
  • Sound Mohammad Hadi Amini

Contribution / World Sales

Contribution / World Sales  Leila Hosseini

E-mail  int@defc.ir​