"Molf-e Gand" (Molf-e Gand)

Director: Mahmood Rahmani
Image: Mahmood Rahmani
Sound Recording: Mahmood Rahmani
Sound Mix: Farid Daghagheleh
Music: Mohsen Safaariaan
Assistant Director: Amin Sepehrian
Producer: Visual Arts Center of Khuzestan
Color, Video, 16:9, 53 min, 2008–2009, Iran

In this one sequence-plan documentary Mohammad satirically talks about his childhood memories and his strong sixth sense (Molf-e Gand) during the Iran-Iraq war. With his beautiful power of expression, he turns his bitter sweet memories into eye-catching images which form and move before the eyes of the viewers.


Mahmoud Rahmani was born in 1980 in the Southern city of Izeh, Khuzestan Province. He has an honours degree from the First Professional Workshop of the Documentary and Experimental Film Center, and he teaches film making in schools and on a professional level. He is active in organizing specialized documentary workshops nationwide too. In 2003, he made his first short film "Gagola" (name of a village boy in Southern Iran). He made his second short film "Oha" (dragon) in 2004. In 2005, he directed his first documentary "Naft Sepid" named after the city where oil was discovered. The film was well received in Iran and abroad and was entered in various film festivals such as IDFA, Cinema du Reel, etc. His second documentary film "Zero Degree Orbit" was produced in 2007 and received more than 15 prizes at home and outside Iran. His latest documentary "Molf-e Gand" was made in 2008 and is considered the longest plan in Iranian Cinema.


  • Gagola
  • Oha
  • Naft Sepid
  • Zero Degree Orbit
  • Molf-e Gand
  • My Mother Balut
  • Short Film
  • Short Film
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • documentary
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2010

  • Munich Int’l Documentary Film Festival (5 – 12 May 2010/ Germany) Competition
  • Al-Kasaba Int’l Film Festival (7 – 18 Oct. 2010 / Palestine)
  • Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (8 – 13 Nov. 2010 / Germany)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (26 Jan. 2011 / USA)
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive (13 Feb. 2011 / USA)
  • Millenium Int’l Documentary Film Festival (11 – 13 June 2011 / Belgium)
    Winner of the Best Film
  • Nuremberg Int’l Human Rights Film Festival (28 Sept. – 5 Oct. 2011/ Germany) Competition

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