ZAGROS follows the creation of carpets across the Western mountains of Iran, the land of Bakhtiaris. Wool is the guiding thread that traverses nomadic and sedentary cultures, revealing the worlds of weavers, dyers and shepherds through their labour. Carpets weave the social fabric of their lives, giving it form as well as colour. The work is hard, and is gradually being devalued by the outside world - but their lives are redeemed through the love they feel for their traditions.
Mark Haslam Prize, Planet in Focus Film Festival (Toronto, Canada). National Competition.
Second jury prize (Zagros), IsReal – Festival di Cinema del Reale (Nuoro). International Competition.
Best Canadian short or medium-length film (Zagros), RIDM (Montreal). National Competition.