North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival


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Seest thou not that they wander distracted in every valley? 

MIGRANTS is an 85-minute in duration and is an experimental film with no dialogues. The film follows fifteen different people yet does not tell their stories. We have fifteen stories, but they are not told. This film, in a way, is a cinematic interpretation of Jerzy Grotowski's poor theatre. Poor in everything. 

Regardless of its production condition, everything that we see in the film is simultaneously in it, and it is not. We encounter a bird that both is and is not. A train that passes and does not. A car that drives by and does not. An explosion that occurs and does not. And a people who exist and do not.

This is what migration is. You leave your place of birth, but you are, as if, still there. You go somewhere else, and you feel yourself physically somewhere else but have left behind your authentic self.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Country
    Islamic Republic of
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
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  • Director
    Masoud Ahmadi
  • Screenwriter
    Masoud Ahmadi
  • Producer
    Mohammad Shokravi
  • Cast
    Shima Poursahmedin, Ghazaal Rafiee, Amin Dowlatkhah, Sara Zarei, Mobina Kheiri, Mobina Kheiri, Shiva Bafahm
  • Cinematographer
    Hashem Bitaraf
  • Sound Design
    Antoine Babary