RAINBOW CHILDREN - PORTRAIT OF ELIKA
(13 min) Belgium/Iran
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Director/Producer: Maryam Bayani

Description:
In a class presentation, 5-year-old Elika, with dual origins, wants to give her classmates the most truthful image of her mother's country, Iran. Meanwhile, she encounters many questions from her classmates.

Biography:
Maryam Bayani is an Iranian filmmaker who entered the art world by studying Graphic Design in Tehran University. Later she obtained her MA in Animation and worked for more than 10 years in this field. After discovering her great passion for merging fantasy and reality she made her award- winning animated documentary, The Pottery Tale (2009), which was entered in more than 50 festivals and won international prizes. In 2015, she won a European scholarship for a Master course in Documentary Filmmaking called Docnomads, for which she is currently studying and living in Europe. So far, she has directed nine films, two of which are animated documentaries, and participated in more than 20 documentary projects in Iran and Europe as editor, assistant director and cinematographer.

Contact Information:
e: bayanimary@yahoo.com
w: https://www.facebook.com/RainbowChildrenFilm/


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