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Soudabeh Moradian
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

Hi
I’m a filmmaker from Iran, I was vice president of Iranian Documentary Filmmaker Association(IRDFA) ….I live in Los Angeles CA ….
I have made so many documentaries (and also Fiction series) in Iran, Afghanistan and a number of European TV channeles.
I have made a web series for French Arte TV called: les chroniques d’Iran (chronicles from Iran): http://www.arte.tv/fr/Comprendre-le-monde/arte-reportage/2630384.html

…. And my last documentary is an independent 60 minutes feature called: “Doomsday Machine”, This Documentary deals with the mentally disabled war veterans in one of the permanent sanatoriums in Tehran. One of them “Mahmood” is under the illusion that he has built a “doomsday machine” which can destroy the world by pressing a button.
My website (www.smoradian.com) is under construction but My resume is available at the following address:
http://irandocfilm.org/membersen.asp?id=18

I recently joined to D-Word …. Thanks for this forum


Doug Block
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

Nice to have you aboard, Soudabeh. You wouldn't happen to have heard about us via this Marj person, perhaps (our co-host with the most)?


Soudabeh Moradian
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

unfortunately I didn't know Marjan before coming LA ... nice to know her ...


Soudabeh Moradian
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

and nice to know you ... I read about you and your works


Irina Vodar
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

Greetings all!

My name is Irina Vodar, I am a filmmaker from Russia based in NY. My last project, Miss GULAG (www.missgulag.com writer/ producer) enjoyed a World Premier at the 57th Berlin Film Fest and was sold to broadcasters worldwide. My partners on the project Raphaela Neihausen of STF fame and Maria Yatskova are already prominent members of D-word.

I'm working on a personal documentary on commercial surrogacy in India. From micro (my personal story) to macro (supply and demand for babies in the year 2010)- this is a ballancing act of perceverance, stamina and hope.

I'm calling on all doc filmmakers BASED IN INDIA or filmmakers who have SHOT IN INDIA to reveal thyselves to me! I'm looking for practical advice and crew references. The first shoot is going to be scheduled as early as December/January this year.

all the best! looking forward to hearing from you!


Doug Block
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

Greetings back, Irina. So you know, no need to double post on The D-Word. Most everyone surfs from topic to topic so they will get seen. Meanwhile, congrats on Miss Gulag, and for working with two of the loveliest partners on the planet.


Marj Safinia
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

Welcome to all the lovely and varied newcomers!


Irina Vodar
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

Dear Doug and Marj,

Thank you for kind words of welcome. And for your compliments on my tastes. :)


Raphaela Neihausen
Thu 15 Oct 2009Link

A big welcome to two familiar faces: Joanne Feinberg and Irina Vodar! Glad to see you both made it to D-Word.


Joanne Feinberg
Thu 15 Oct 2009Link

Thank you all!


Irina Vodar
Thu 15 Oct 2009Link

Yes Mam!


Nick Verbitsky
Fri 16 Oct 2009Link

Welcome, Irina/Joanne/Stavros/Juliet et al....Nice to have you aboard!


Mary Gordon
Fri 16 Oct 2009Link

Feel I ought to reintroduce myself as I've been away for months. Doc maker based in Edinburgh many years out working for Edinburgh International Film Festival. Now trying to get an Indian based doc together (I too would like to connect with Indian or Pakistan based filmmakers) and doing quite a lot around history and oral history.


Doug Block
Fri 16 Oct 2009Link

Welcome back, Mary. So you know, being away for months is hardly grounds for a reintroduction, you can simply pick up again with your posts. But nice to know you don't leave us for long.


John Burgan
Fri 16 Oct 2009Link

It's an autumnal D-avalanche. Come on in.


David Herman
Sat 17 Oct 2009Link

Looks like we might need to organise a d-word f2f in India.


Senain Kheshgi
Sun 18 Oct 2009Link

Welcome all!

Mary, drop me a line if you have questions about India or Pakistan. I may be able to help you.


Aliya Salahuddin
Sun 18 Oct 2009Link

Hello all,

I am Aliya, a documentary filmmaker and more officially, an Executive Producer with a Pakistani news channel. Am based in London these days, but mainly work with issues on identity, religion and gender issues, in Pakistan and with the Pakistani diaspora here in the UK. Do let me know if anyone needs an leads to working in and about Pakistan. Have been working there for seven years or so.


Doug Block
Sun 18 Oct 2009Link

Welcome, Aliya, great to have you here. You should definitely register as a full member here, which will give you access to all the discussion topics.

Edited Sun 18 Oct 2009 by Doug Block

Aliya Salahuddin
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link

Thanks Doug, have just registered!


Doug Block
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link

And, voila, you're now a Member. That's how fast we make things happen around here ;-) Hope you'll jump right into the discussions.


Ben Kempas
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link

Wow, away from The D-Word for a few days, and so many new people. A very special welcome to Joanne Feinberg!


Maria Maloney
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link Tag

Hello all,

I'm Maria, a producer for controversial independent film company Pie 'n' Mash Films. We started making fictional black comedies but swiftly developed into documentary film.

My partner, award winning film director Bill Maloney, came forward recently as a victim of institutional abuse. A group of 22 men approached Bill and Pie 'n' Mash films to tell their story of horrific abuse and torture a the hands of a senior prison officer back in the 70s. Only four years ago at the same centre the youngest suicide victim in a UK child prison 'Adam Rickwood' was found beaten black and blue with a broken nose and a broken wrist hanging by his trainer laces. His family do not believe it was suicide.
It's a tough subject with tough content. The major broadcast networks will no doubt refuse to air the documentary so I'm looking for all alternative outlets to get our victims stories told.

Anyway! After that somber introduction I thought I'd say 'Hi' to all, it's ok, I'm not all doom and gloom and look forward to connecting with some of you on the site.
Maria.


Doug Block
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link

Welcome, Maria. Hope you'll register as a full member as well.


Kevin McGill
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link

Hi. My name is Kevin and I am an up and coming filmmaker. I graduated New York Film Academy a few years ago and I LOVE shooting film and video. I look forward to connecting to some of you here and helping with and getting some assistance on projects.


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