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It's Always Late For Freedom

Director: Mehrdad Oskouei
Scriptwriter: Mehrdad Oskouei
Photography: Ashkan Ashkani
Editor: Loghman Khaledi
Sound: Farshid Faraji
Music: Ali Samadpour
Sound Designer and Mix: Hossein Mahdavi
Assistant Director: Shahrooz Tavakol
Producer: Mehrdad Oskouei
Production: Oskouei Film Production
Color, Video, 1:1.66, 53 min, 2006-2007

The film depicts the life of three teenager boys in Tehran House of Correction.
They are the innocent victims of the serious social problems such as addiction, poverty and divorce, which the Iranian society is faced with.
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Director's Biography
Independent filmmaker and photographer, Mehrdad Oskouei was born in 1969 in Tehran. He has a B.A. in film directing from University of Arts. Oskouei started his artistic career as theater player and filmmaker in 1981 and 1988 respectively. He has made 22 documentaries and short films.
His films have received many awards from national and international festivals. "The Other Side of Burka" was nominated as the best Iranian documentary and Oskouei as the best young Iranian filmmaker of the year in 2004 and 2005.
 His latest film "Nose, Iranian style" was nominated as the Golden Movie Squad DOC U! Award in Int'l Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA/2005) and has been shown successfully in many channels around the world.

Director's Filmography

Documentary     
 SAOCHI (co-director: Reza Yazdani) 1996
 THE NEW YEAR FOR TRIBE  1997
 MY MOTHER'S HOME, LAGOON   2000
 THE ECLIPSE (co-dircetor: Ebrahim Saeedi)   2001
 LOOK AT ME   2001
 FONDLER OF LIGHT 2001
 I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT AFGHANISTAN   2002
 THE WIDOWER   2002
 THE OTHER SIDE OF BURKA   2004
 Maryam of Hengam Island   2004
 Thin Ray of Light   2005
 Nose, Iranian Style   2005 
 
Short Film
 ANOTHER BIRTH  1988
 IN HIS HISTORY  1989
 INFORMATION 1993
 BORDER    1996
 THE HEAVEN WE COME FROM  1997
 HAJI BASHI PRIMARY SCHOOL   1998
YOU LOVE ME IF...   1999

Festivals
Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival (2007/ Greece)
Molodist Int'l Film Festival (2007/ Ukraine/ Kiev)
Vision du Reel (2007/ Switzerland)
Lisboa Int'l Doc Film Festival (2007/ Portugal)
Leipzig Doc Film Festival (2007/ Germany)
Les Rencontres Int'l du documentaries (2007/ Canada)
Courmayeur Noir in Festival (2007/ Italy)
Watch Docs. Film Festival (2007/ Poland)
TRI Continental Film Festival (2008/ India)
DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (2008/ Finland)
3 rd Ukrainian Int'l Documentary Film Festival "Contact" (kyif/2007)
2 rd Iran Film Festival (Utrecht, Nether Land/2007)
Iranian Art Festival (2007/ Emarat)
Black Movie Festival de Films des autres mondes (2008/ Geneve)
Vi opolskie Lamy Int'l Film Festival (2008/ Poland)

Awards
Diploma of Honor for best directing of documentary film from 25th International Fajr Film Festival (Iran)

Special Diploma of Honor from Contact Documentary Film Festival (Ukraine)

Award of Qom IRIB University, Award of Drug Control Headquarters and Diploma of Honor for best sound at Iran International Documentary Film Festival: Cinema Verite

Runner up Trophy from Tri-Continental Human Rights Film Festival (India)

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