Maryam Tafakory

Absent Wound

زخم

Iran
2017 — 10' / Color

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Synopsis

The rituals of warrior training is seen in combination with the recitations of a young girl. Whilst seemingly in separate worlds, the film draws parallels and connections between these relative situations, in the process drawing documentary and fictional threads together to reveal a shared sense of coming to terms with corporeality, its rituals, and tribulations.

Director Biography

Maryam Tafakory (b. Iran) is an artist filmmaker whose textual and filmic collages interweave poetry, documentary, archival, and found material. Her work has been exhibited internationally including at MoMA Doc Fortnight; IFF Rotterdam; EIFF Edinburgh; MIFF Melbourne; True/False; Pergamon Museum; M HKA; and Anthology Film Archives amongst others. She has received several awards including the Ammodo Tiger Short at 51st IFFR, Barbara Hammer Feminist Film Award at 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Jury Prize at Documenta Madrid, and the Best Short Film at Festival de Cine Lima Independiente. She was awarded the Flaherty/Colgate Distinguished Global Filmmaker in Residence (NY) in 2019, and a MacDowell Fellowship in 2022.

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