Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2006 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||Revelations in the Night Season|
[The Fires of the Heart] is a feature-length documentary film set in Iran and made by an Iranian-American woman. The film chronicles the director`s spiritual adventures with several of Iran`s Islamic paramilitary youth militia. The project explores how their insular fraternity effects their coming manhood. In their one-track search for God, and for heavenly angels and martyrs, are these young men seeking an imaginary utopia that is ultimately beyond their reach?
I came to Iran from New York after 9/11 to seek out young Iranians, mostly teenage boys, who were preoccupied with the culture of martyrdom in Islam. I found eager young men in the paramilitary youth militia and I urgently wanted to explore the "grey shades" of their young emotional lives.