Director

Mehdi Sahebi

1 Film in collection

Mehdi Sahebi studied Ethnology, History and International Law at the University of Zurich, where he received his PhD in Visual Anthropology in 2006. Sahebi’s documentary ZEIT DES ABSCHIEDS (2006) was screened at many festivals worldwide and won several awards, such as the Award of the Semaine de la Critique at the Festival del film Locarno and the Grand Jury Prize as well as the Audience Award at the international film festival «Entrevues» in Belfort. His latest film MIRR (2016) premiered at the Duisburger Filmwoche and was awarded the Förderpreis der Stadt Duisburg 2016.

Filmography

  • 2016 MIRR, Documentary (theatrical), 90'; Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
  • 2010 Die rituelle Reise der Schamanen, Documentary, 30'; Cinematographer
  • 2007 Bestattungskultur im Wandel, Documentary (TV), 30', Co-Writer, Co-Director, Cinematographer
  • 2006 Zeit des Abschieds (Time of Cosure), Documentary (theatrical), 63'; Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
  • 2006 Der Eremit vom Monte Verità, Documentary, 52'; Cinematographer, (Director: Christoph Kühn)
  • 2005 Haru Ichiban (Spring Storm), Fiction, 22'; Assistant Director, (Director: Aya Domenig)
  • 2002 Un étranger me regarde, Documentary, 52'; Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
  • 2001 Hamlet this is your family, Documentary, 85'; Cinematographer, Co-Editor, (Director: Peter Kern)

Mirr (2016)

Binchey, a traditional peasant farmer from Mondulkiri, was expelled from his land – like hundreds of thousands of farmers in Cambodia. He feels powerless in the face of foreign rubber tree plantations spreading across more and more parts of the country. Together with Binchey and other villagers, film director Mehdi Sahebi stages the story of this confiscation of the land and its ramifications. More

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