Shaqami Dr Qassimlu
"Shaqami Dr Qassimlu", or better known in English as "Dr Qassimlu Street", is a ninety minute film that embarks on a tale of love, drama, and fantasy, ensnaring the viewer and taking them into an entirely different world. "Shaqami Dr Qassimlu" was written and directed by Fathy Mirzaeian, and it revolves around the consequences of going after freedom and love in a dictatorial, surreal 'mod- ern day Iran.' The young man and primary character, Hawar, pursues his dreams and Kurdish identity, determined to have freedom and democracy under the threat of execution.
The film itself was shot and produced in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj in Iran, it's release date being 2 May 2013. Cinematography was by Chris Chambers, film editing by Shaho Sharif, casting by Fatih Salehi, production design by Hamid Ariaie, and music by Lezan Qader.
Displayed through a numerous amount of vociferous, yet at the same time wonderfully eccentric, scenes, "Shaqami Dr Qassimlu" is a film guaranteed to galvanize it's captivated audience into a frenzy of deep thoughts and contemplations.