FOAD, winner of HP Bridging The Borders Award now avilable to watch on-line for free


FOAD (Norway), a timely piece about refugees by Iranian born director Farzad Samsami is now available to watch for public.

FOAD won HP’s 2014 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders for helping to bring the people of our world closer together.  Addressing the audience at the award ceremony at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Bijan Tehrani, Editor in Chief of Cinema Without Borders said:  ” FOAD takes the audience on a tragic-but-eye-opening journey about a young African kid that lives in extreme poverty, but has a dream; a dream for a better life in a better place.”

FOAD is about a street smart Moroccan boy devises a business opportunity with the desperate refugees at his seaside town in this film about dreaming of a better life.

Director: Farzad Samsami

Producer: Njål Lambrechts, Trude Refsahl

Editor: Rolf Thomas Løvig – Music: Tom Roger Rogstad

Screenwriter: Farzad Samsami – Cinematographer: Philip Øgaard

Principal Cast: Oussama Zemmourri, Mly youssef Ezzahr, Trond Høvik,

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Bijan Tehrani

Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film and Film History at workshops nationwide. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.

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