Smogdance Film Festival
My mom has a long shadow won fist place in the open/experimental category
Iranian filmmaker Kaveh Ghahremany smiles as he talks to friends during the director question and answer session Sunday during the 2010 Smogdance Film Festival. Mr. Ghahremany’s film My mom has a long shadow won fist place in the open/experimental category. Director Kaveh Ghahremany came to the festival all the way from Iran, and had to acquire a visa for the visit. “That was not easy, he explained. His film, My mom has a long shadow, took first place in the non-student open/experimental category. The film is about a boy who writes about a tree instead of his mother for a class assignment on Mother’s Day.
“The boy is mistaken about who his mother is,” Mr. Ghahremany said. “The tree gives him fruit in the summer. in some ways, the story is about me as I lost my mother 3 years ago.”