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Log-line: An Iranian journalist couple wants to move to America to escape the difficulties of their country. The woman receives her visa but her husband doesn’t. He stays in Iran, watches his wife find success on television, and falls into a state of depression.

America was made in 2018, filmed in Iran with the post production in the USA.
Mehrnoosh Fetrat -director of the film- is Iranian. America depicts her own personal experience trying to leave Iran. She is currently an MFA candidate in Temple University's Film and Media Arts program.

Writer, Director and Producer: Mehrnoosh Fetrat.
Director of Photography: Aeen Irani.
Editor: Farid Hoseyni.
Sound: Jon Appel.
Cast: Reza Sheikh Ansari, Mojdeh Daie, Zara Molaei, Baset Rezaee & Modar Sakkour.

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mehrnoosh Fetrat (مهرنوش فطرت) is an Iranian filmmaker whose had a strong passion for literature and cinema since childhood. She received her MA in Cinema from the Tehran University of Art. She moved to the United States in 2017 after being awarded a University Fellowship--one of the most prestigious fellowships--in the MFA program in Film and Media Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia. She has written, produced and directed three short films War Game, America and Copsi which have been screened in more than fifty film festivals and galleries in countries such as USA, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, UK, Croatia, Turkey, Iraq, and India. Festivals such as BlackStar Film Festival, Tehran International Film Festival, Sundance Collab, Kurdish Film Festival in Berlin, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival, Adirondack Film Festival, Trenton Film Festival, Vox Populi Gallery, High Falls Women's Film Festival, Frames Film Festival, River Film Festival, London Iranian Film Festival, UFVA and many others. They were nominated and won several awards. America is now available on Comcast’s Streampix movie service. CFMDC--Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center--is the distribution company for her films. War Game is now in the distribution process. She has been nominated for the Princess Grace Award. Her films are admired by people such as Boots Riley and Golshifteh Farahani. She founded the Utopia Film Club which provides a place for all cinephiles to watch and discuss Avant-garde and alternative cinema. Utopia Film Club has had screenings every month since 2017. more...

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