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ABOUT LOVE ON A SMALL ISLAND

ABOUT LOVE ON A SMALL ISLAND

Elaheh Habibi | Iran, Großbritannien 2018 | 26 Min.
| UmeU

Österreichpremiere

Saleh lebt mit seinen beiden Frauen Ayesheh und Miriam auf der iranischen Insel Queshm. In reflexiver und partizipativer Weise nähert sich About Love on Small Island ihrer Beziehung an und hinterfragt Stereotypen muslimischer Frauenbilder ebenso wie westliche Modelle von Liebesbeziehungen. Nach und nach enthüllt der Film komplexe Fragen von Heirat und Vorstellungen von romantischer Liebe und Sexualität.


Director: Elaheh Habibi
Camera and Sound: Elaheh Habibi, Ahmad Moradi
Editing: Elaheh Habibi
Producer: Elaheh Habibi, Ahmad Moradi

Awards
Best student film 2019 | Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media festival, Annual meeting of American Anthropological Association 2019 (AAA), Vancouver, Canada
Best foreign documentary film 2020 | Budapest Independent Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
Semi-Finalist 2019 | International Film and Video Festival «Catharsis», Moscow, Russia

Screenings
Biennale of Sydney, Australia 2020
Ethnocineca – Vienna International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, Austria 2020
Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media festival, Vancouver, Canada 2019
Desire Lines, Melbourne, Australia 2020
First Time Filmmaker Sessions – online 2019
The Film Library – Royal Anthropological Institute, RAI film festival, London, UK 2019
The Media Library – Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, Switzerland 2019
Estonian National Museum – 16th Tartu World Film Festival, Tartu, Estonia 2019
Kino Film Festival – Manchester, UK 2018


Biography
Elaheh Habibi is an Iranian documentary filmmaker and visual art scholar based in Paris, France. With an interdisciplinary background in political science and gender studies, she graduated from the University of Manchester in Visual Anthropology. She recently was awarded the doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to join the research project Mediating Islam in the Digital Age in which she focuses on history of photography in modern Iran.