We All Have to Die| 25mins
Director: Hamideh Sharifrad | Producer: Hamideh Sharifrad
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Iran, (IR)
When I was 18, my grandpa died. Then I, with the camcorder we had at home, started making a film on his funeral, and the family's reaction to the matter and so forth. Since my dad was in complete disagreement with what I was doing, he ruined almost all of the shots and with the few I had left, I couldnâ€™t make a film. A while after that, I have written several scripts (scenarios) and short stories directly dealing with death, and the main subject of my photography has been death. Three years ago, my grandmaâ€™s illness and its following death, which was painful enough for me, gave me the chance to make a film. Now it was me and my camcorder, and my family who had finally become used to me and my camcorder taping every moment.