19 till 25 JUNE 2020: Mona Shahi


An animation movie by Mona Shahi, Iran 2011

LINK TO THE FILM – SCREENING Friday 19th till Thursday 25th June / 24h

Red Line is a short animation that Mona Shahi made for her thesis in 2011. It appeared in many international film festivals and was awarded in film festivals in Canada, India, Australia. The animation was presented as well at film festivals in Stuttgart, Hiroshima, Atlanta.

Border, is a red line that is suddenly formed on a contractual basis between powers which builds an unrealistic space. Before it takes shape the earth and its residents’ conditions are integrated and intertwined with each other. As the border contract appears, not just human social connection is affected, but it brings along walls between them. 

Mona Shahi recieved her BA in physics from Sharif University, and her MA in animation direction from University of Tehran. She has been writing and directing animations and teaching in this field since 2011. She has also been as a jury member in several international festivals such as North West, Australia.

This film is part of the screening curated by three young artists from Teheran: Neda Shoaei, Soroush Ahi and Shirin Ashkari, who in 2018, began the instagram project hierundjetzt_iran. The instagram page was inspiried by the HIER&JETZT: Connections manifesto. After a call for films based on the theme of Diaspora, four films were chosen, and they will be screened online on the HUJ Vimeo Page beginning Friday, June 5th. 2020.