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The GraveSleepers

The GraveSleepers

Naghmeh Sharifi

Canada | 2022 | 4 min
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Available on ARTS.FILM from May 3, 2024

Based on real events, this poetic animated short illustrates the events that led a group of homeless people to live in rows of empty graves in a cemetery located in the suburbs of Tehran, Iran. Questioning the fragile and ephemeral nature of our existence, The GraveSleepers explores themes such as mortality and the human condition.
Director Naghmeh Sharifi
Sound Nick Lavigne
Animation Naghmeh Sharifi
Music Nick Lavigne
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Naghmeh Sharifi

Naghmeh Sharifi

Naghmeh Sharifi is an Iranian / Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. Her practice encompasses painting, drawing, sculptural installations, animation and digital media. Sharifi holds a BA in Visual Arts and one in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. In 2018 Sharifi completed her MFA degree at Concordia University.
Since 2008, her work has been exhibited in Iran, Germany, France, Mexico, United States, Canada and Macedonia. In Montreal, she has presented her work at Conseils des arts de Montréal (2015), Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (2017), the MAI (2018) and the Phi Centre (2020), among other sites. Sharifi completed the Impressions Residency at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2015 and the Phi Centre’s Parallel Lines Residency in 2020.

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