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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.
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...