(2016) (United States)
Screening Block D In a World… Sat Feb 24 3:30PM
Based on a true story, Haleh, an eight year old who just wants to enjoy her ice skates and living through the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980. What is the true cost of surveillance and xenophobia?
Directors: Sara Zia Ebrahimi & Lindsey Martin
Writer/Producer: Sara Zia Ebrahimi
Sara Zia Ebrahimi is a curator of film, visual art and new media and for over a decade has produced film screenings and exhibits in the Philadelphia area. A MFA graduate of Temple University, her short films have screened internationally and been awarded grants from Chicken & Egg Pictures, Rooftop Films and the Leeway Foundation. In Spring of 2015 she released her first web series, Bailout, which she wrote and directed.
Lindsey Martin is a filmmaker and animator living in Ohio. Her work tends to be humorous takes on the inner workings of families going through crisis, often embracing the absurd. She has screened nationally and internationally including the Slamdance Film Festival, the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Brooklyn International film festival as well as various conferences and symposiums around the U.S. Lindsey received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from Temple University. She is currently working on her first feature film, Little Wilderness.