Watching the Other (2019)
a FILM BY Mahan Khomamipour

In the war-torn city of Aleppo, a little boy tries to connect electricity wire for his house.

Original title: Tamashaye Digaran
Genre: War / Drama
Year of production:2019
Runtime: 20 min and 45 sec
Aspect Rayio: Scope
Sound: Stereo

Director: Mahan Khomamipour
Producer: Mehdi Motahar
Writers: Mahan Khomamipour
D.O.P: Mahan Khomamipour
Editor: Paliz Khoshdel
Set and Costume Designer: Ashkan Faramarzy
Sound Designer: Ashkan Faramarzy
Sound Recordist: Nassir Nabhanian
Production Manager: Nassir Nabhanian
Colorist: Paliz Khoshdel
Graphic Designer: Eilya Eatamtani

“Watching The Other” is a Short Documentary about a little boy and his effort for living in war-torn city of Aleppo “why people still living in war-torn city?” that’s question I used to ask myself a lot , before I travel to Syria During mysearch I watched so many Videos on net about War in Syria most of them wereabout warrior, political side or refugee camp problem. although in those videosI could watch the people who were still living in the War-torn city. But therewasn’t much information about them and the way they live in that situation.When I couldn’t find out any clear answer to my question I decided to see andto show that part of life in Syria witch media doesn’t usually cover it. Lifeof A person who is not in charge of anything at war, a person who doesn’t careabout the side of war a person who is not important to anyone. I started my journey and When I arrived in Syria the firstthing, I understood was that there weren’t so many people who can speak Englishand the only way I could make a connection to the people was by watching themand.  “Watching the other” is aninvitation to think about life itself understand it in your unique way.

Born 1992 in Tehran, IRAN, Mahan Khomamipour is a freelance documentary filmmaker, Director of photography, and a performer. He started his career on 2011 by Directing “on underground”a semi length documentary about breakdance in Iran from 2011 till 2018, he continued his career as a documentary & experimental filmmaker and made several Documentary and Video Art / Music about Iranian youth generation and their underground lifestyle. He shows his interest in performing by Directing “Heaven’sGate “And “A pair of City”. on 2017 he made his first international Documentary“Watching the other “about the war in Syria and he continued by directing“Simulation of Mr. Yellow” 2019


-“On Underground” 2012, Semi-long Documentary Film, (asDirector)“Better than life” 2014, semi-long Documentary Film, (asDirector)
-“Heaven’s Gate” 2015, urban Installation & performance(as Lead & Art Director)
-“A Pair of City” 2017, short video performance (as Director& Producer)
-“Watching the other” 2019, short Documentary Film, (asDirector)
-“Simulation of Mr. Yellow” 2019, short documentary film (as Director& Co-producer

Festival Distributor: FiDAN films


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