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In an imagined battle between the United States and the fictional Latin American country of Cubuchilia, an American soldier has control over water resources and news media on both sides of the war. This depressed white soldier profits monetarily by the continuation of the war, and therefore ensures the battle endures through his power over the water and news. Inadvertently, he causes all the soldiers on both sides to perish, and thus the war ends. He then, through his media control, presents himself as the hero of the conflict and the savior of the United States.

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Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mehrnoosh Fetrat is an Iranian-American filmmaker who 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, where she is currently a student. She has written, produced and directed three short films War Game, America and Copsi which have been screened in many festivals and galleries such as BlackStar Film Festival, Tehran International Film Festival, Trenton Film Festival, Vox Populi Gallery, River Film Festival, Sundance Collab, London Iranian Film Festival, UFVA and many others. America won Best Film and Best Editing at the Diamond Screen Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Film at the Frames Film Festival, Directed by Women at the Turkey Film Festival and others. America is now available on Comcast's Streampix movie service. CFMDC--Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center--is the distribution company for her films. Her recently finished film, War Game is now in the distribution process. Currently, she is working on the script of Bed Bug which will be her next project. She runs the Utopia Film Club at Temple University 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. https://tuh34153.wixsite.com/mehrnooshfetrat https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10906505/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm more...

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