17' / 2015 / Canada
Audience vote 5.46
Zahed and Najah are two former enemies from the Iran-Iraq War who become blood brothers for life. 25 years after one saves the other’s life on the battlefield, they meet again by sheer chance in Canada. Considering the recent coverage of the Middle East this emotional documentary story of Najah and Zahed is a surprising affirmation of humanity that cuts across political borders.
Founders Award from the Traverse City FF: Best Short Doc / Sepanta Award from the Iranian FF: Best Short Doc / PromoFest Award: Best Short Doc / Best Shorts Competition: Award of Excellence / Best Shorts Competition Humanitarian Awards: GRAND PRIZE Winner / Shortlisted for an Oscar by the Academy Awards
Tribeca Int. FF / Hot Docs Int. Documentary FF / Sheffield Doc/Fest / Guanajuato Int. FF / IDFA – Int. Documentary Fest. of Amsterdam / Iranian FFSan Francisco / Vancouver Int. FF / Washington West FF / One World FF / Ottawa Int. FF / St. John's Women's Int. FF / Traverse City FF / Al Jazeera FF / Regent Park FF / ReFrame FF / TIFF Top Ten FF
Ann is a multiple award-winning Producer, Director and New Media Producer whose films and series have won numerous awards, been broadcast in territories across the globe, and screened at top-tier international film festivals including Tribeca, Hot Docs, SXSW, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Al Jazeera, and TIFF Top Ten. Her last feature film, The Defector: Escape from North Korea, premiered at over 20 international film festivals, and won Best Documentary and Best Documentary Director at the 2014 Canadian Screen Academy Awards. Her work has been broadcast on HBO Europe, CBC, Discovery Channel, TVO, ABC, SBS, History Channel, PBS, and Superchannel.
|Screenplay:||Melanie Horkan, Ann Shin|
|Production:||Fathom Film Group|
|Producers:||Ann Shin, Melanie Horkan|
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