Daniel Asadi Faezi is a German-Iranian filmmaker whose work focuses on non-fiction storytelling. Evocating a strong sense of place and landscape, his work chronicles the stories we tell about the places we call home. Daniel was recently awarded the Heinrich-Böll grant and was part of the Berlinale Talents 2021.
IN SEARCH OF (2017)
Retelling a local legend, In Search Of is a poetic quest to film fragments of the Pashtoon culture along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Transmuting the idea of salvage anthropology, Daniel Asadi Faezi points towards a culture in flux.
WHERE WE USED TO SWIM (2020)
Lake Urmia once was the largest lake in the Middle East. But then humanity happened, resulting in a massive drought. Now, there’s only five percent left of the original lake. Filmmaker Daniel Asadi Faezi used to swim there, and returned there to make a cinematic essay about the lake’s and his family’s present and past.
OBSERVATION OF HAWKS IN THE SKY (2017)
Gliding over the metropolis. Looking for something to eat. Trying to keep their lines in the sky. A reckless swoop. People looking in the sky. Hawks looking down. Observation of Hawks in the Sky is an experimental short about food and the city.
THE ABSENCE OF APRICOTS (2018)
The Absence of Apricots chronicles a history of a remote village in the mountains of Northern-Pakistan. The village is marked by the flooding of a river, which flooded thousands of homes and fields. What is left are the people and their stories which are passed on from generation to generation.
Followed by a conversation between Daniel Asadi Faezi and Yara Yuri Safadi