DOCUNIGHT #6: My Name Is Negahdar Jamali And I Make Westerns


2012 – 65 mins
Directed by Kamran Heidari

“My name is John Ford and I make Westerns” this is how John Ford introduced himself at the American Film Directors’ Association gathering.

Negahdar Jamali, an Iranian from Shiraz introduced himself the same way when Kamran Heidari first met him without knowing John Ford that well: “My name is Negahdar Jamali and I make Westerns”, he introduced himself with self-confidence and without any weakness in his statement; not in the Monument Valley or in the Grand Canyon but in Shiraz and the deserts surrounding the city.

He has been making Western films continuously for the past 35 years under hard conditions, and this film is about the struggle with his family, friends, society, and others to make what he likes the most in his life: Western movies.

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Docunight screens documentaries about, around, in, made by Iran or Iranians.  The screenings will take place on the same night across several cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, London, and Dubai (the list of locations is growing). Docunight films will be diverse in subject and will run the gamut.

All films will have English subtitles.


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