L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Surfacing Images

Canadian Premiere

Surfacing Images

Tara Najd Ahmadi

Serbia, Iran | 2023 | 4 min
Persian |
Subtitles: English
This film is part of the program Regards de femmes : Carte blanche à l’Institut du monde arabe.

An experimental documentary about film preservation and the destiny of images left on their own. Through a phone conversation between two friends as they discuss the works of filmmakers Dušan Makavejev and Bojana Marijan, to the films of the 1979 Revolution in Iran, Surfacing Images portrays the irresistible urge of images to resurface and be seen.
Other festivals:
Anthology Film Archives, United States
FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival, Slovenia
Alternative Film/​Video, Serbia
London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom
Bristol Experimental Expanded Film, United Kingdom
Director Tara Najd Ahmadi
Narration Esha Momeni, Tara Najd Ahmadi
Sound mixing Eduardo Raon
Music Brent Godard, Brent Goddard

In Partnership with


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Sunday, march 17, 2024, 08:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.


Tara Najd Ahmadi

Tara Najd Ahmadi

Born in Tehran, Tara Najd Ahmadi is a scholar, artist, and non-fiction filmmaker. Her recent body of work focuses on creating a panorama of untold, marginalized stories that can be gleaned through unofficial oral histories. Her films have been shown in various venues including Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, and Burchfield Penney Art Center. Additionally, solo screenings of her work have taken place at the Anthology Film Archives, Belgrade’s Academic Film Center and Vienna’s Depot: Kunst und Diskussion among other places.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Other films:
My Sleepless Friends (2023)
An Art Historian’s Recipe (2022)
A Week with Azar (2018)
Productive Frustration (2016)
Three Minutes of a Headless Life (2015)

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