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"Friends Place, Enemys place" (Jaye Doost, Jaye Doshman)

Based on a short story by Sadegh Choobak
Director: Elham Hosseinzadeh
Assistant Director: Payam Parsa
Photography: Reza Abiat
Sound and Mix: Farid Daghagheleh
Music: Behrooz Shahamat
Editor: Farid Dagheghaleh
Cast: Ahmad Zamani and "Zebel " the monkey
Producer: Elham Hosseinzadeh
15 min, Monochromatic, Video, 2007

"Zebel" the monkey, is the only source of income for his master who abuses him. One day he finds out that the master is dead. But can Zebel, who has never been free, enjoy his freedom?


Elham Hosseinzadeh has a MA in Social Communication. She started her career as a journalist for famous Iranian newspapers. She has done numerous researches on social issues as professor of journalism. She has made several commercial films and collaborated with many directors for making documentaries and short films. "Silent Companion" her first short film was very successful film and took part in many festivals, and was awarded world wide.


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  • 2004

  • Zagreb Int'l F.F. (21 – 27 Oct / 2007 / Croatia)
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive (11 April / 2008 / USA)
  • Krakow Int’l Film Festival (30 May – 5 June / 2008 / Poland)
  • International Bunker Film Festival (14 – 18July / 2008 / Netherlands)
  • Festival Nouveau Cinema (8 – 19 Oct. / 2008 / Canada)
  • Women Film Festival in Wien (5 – 9 Oct. 2008 / Austria)
  • Ourense Int'l Film Festival (11 – 18 Oct. / 2008 / Spain)
  • Third Eye Asian Film Festival (16 – 23 Oct. / 2008 / India)
  • Asian Int'l Short F.F. (5  -10 Nov. 2008 / Korea)
  • Mar del Plate Int'l F.F. (6 – 16 Nov. 2008 / Argentina)
  • Kolkata Int'l F.F. (10 – 17 Nov. 2008 / India)
  • Int’l Children’s Film Festival (CMS) (7 – 13 April 2009 / India)
  • Tampere Film Festival (9 – 13 March 2011 / Finland)

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