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Scenes of Extraction (Sahnehaye Estekhraj)

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Scenes of Extraction unpacks the parallel production of geological and ethnographic surveys, through amateur geological footage and official film surveys produced by British Petroleum in Iran and broader Asia. The film is an active act of listening to the moving and still images of extraction.

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Sanaz Sohrabi


Sanaz Sohrabi (b.1988, Tehran) is a researcher of visual culture and award winning filmmaker. She is a graduate of University of Tehran College of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and currently a doctoral researcher at Concordia University, Montréal. Sohrabi’s works have been shown widely in festivals including: Berlinale Forum Expanded, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Iran Cinéma Vérité Festival (Winner of International Mid-length), IndieLisboa (Silvestre Section Best Short Film), Valdivia International Film Festival Chile (Special Jury Mention), Ann Arbor Film Festival (Jury Award), Montréal International Documentary Film Festival (RIDM), Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Kasseler Dokfest, among others.

  • Year: 2023
  • Runtime: 43 minutes
  • Country: Canada
  • Language: Farsi, English
  • Director: Sanaz Sohrabi
  • Animator: Siavash Naghshbandi
  • Composer: Showan Tavakol
  • Editor: Sanaz Sohrabi
  • Screenwriter: Sanaz Sohrabi
  • Sound Design: Chris Leon
  • Premiere: North America

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