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ID represents multiple award-winning documentary “Salam Rugby” for international distribution
Montreal-based ID Communications takes on world distribution rights to documentary exploring the untold story of women’s rugby in Iran
By: Stephanie Lalonde
With the continued tensions between Iran and other western countries, this film provides a glimpse into the role of women and sport, in a society dominated by Sharia law.
“Salam Rugby follows the 2-year journey of filmmaker Faramazh Beheshti in Iran as Rugby was being explored as an “experiment”
The film has garnered numerous awards, including Winner of Human Rights Award, Sports/Movies Festival of Milan, Best 'Non-European Documentary Film' at ECU Festival in Paris April 2011, Best Feature Documentary In Cambofest- Cambodia 2011, and has been Selected in over a dozen other documentary festivals.
“At the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Iranian flag was carried by Homa Hoseini, an Iranian rower. Despite the 2 minute facade on the screen, nothing could be further from the truth. Women’
The film will be presented for international sales at NATPE in Miami Beach starting January 23. It will also be available shortly after on 411films.com, for direct to consumer video on demand and DVD.
View “Salam Rugby” Trailer and poster here
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ID Communications inc. is a Montreal-based boutique film, television and web marketing company specialized in the area of international sales representation and distribution for film, TV, DVD and web-based properties.
About the Director
Mr. Faramazh Beheshti is an Iranian filmmaker with permanent residency in New Zeland. Trained as a commercial photographer, Mr Beheshti has worked for many major accounts such as Coca Cola, General Motors, JWT and Saatchi & Saatchi to name a few. Salam Rugby is his first major documentary.
411films is an independent film and documentary channel for niche films for worldwide Video on Demand and DVD distribution.