dollhouse / 5:54 minutes
Artist name: Shabnam Piryaei
We witness the devastating aftermath of war in a film that integrates original music and poetry.
Shabnam Piryaei was born in Iran and raised in the U.S. Her collection of poetry entitled ode to fragile was published by Plain View Press in 2010. She has been awarded the Poets & Writers Amy Award for poetry, as well as grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. Her writings have been performed at the MAD Theatre Festival in the United Kingdom, and her short films, based on scenes and poetry from her book, have been screened in the U.S. at the Woodstock Film Festival, Indie Spirit Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, Miami Short Film Festival, and Target Art Gallery, and internationally at the Canterbury Short Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival and Zebra Poetry Film Festival.