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A Dress Rehearsal for an Execution



Canada, 2013, HD - Color - 60

DIRECTED BY:
Bahman Tavoosi

CAST:
Myra Segal, Inka Malovic, Oscar Ocelotl, Amirhossein Asgharzadeh

SCREENPLAY:
Bahman Tavoosi

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Vlad Horodinca

EDITING:
Matheo Lemay

SOUND:
Anthony Piazza

PRODUCER:
Peacock Films Production

PRODUCTION:
Peacock Films Production

STORY DESCRIPTION:

From catastrophic flood in Haiti to a starving Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture, there are many breathtaking moments of man’s life captured in Pulitzer winning news photos since 1917, when the institute is established in New York City by Joseph Pulitzer. There is however one single photo in the entire history of Pulitzer prizes whose photographer remained anonymous for almost three decades. Jahangir Razmi, the photographer of a scene of an execution of eleven political prisoners in post revolution Iran, fearing his life, hides his identity for twenty seven years, while his photo possesses the dramatic life of its own around the world from the very beginning. An artist living in Canada intends to remake the photo of Razmi after three decades of its birth through an international cast
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Bahman Tavoosi is an Iranian-Canadian writer, filmmaker and producer. He began his career by journalist activities at the age of 18 soon after by making short films for both TV channels and theatrical release. The Darkroom, Ode to Joy, The Republic of (A), are the three short films he completed in Iran and Canada. "A Dress Rehearsal for an Execution" or "“LA RÉPÉTITION GÉNÉRALE POUR UNE EXÉCUTION” is Tavoosi's most recent film and his first feature length documentary project.

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