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Directed by Kamran Heydari

2012, in Persian with English subtitles

Iran

65 minutes

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HOUSTON IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL

My Name Is Negahdar Jamali and I Make Westerns

Man Negahdar Jamali, western misazam

Somewhere in the old provincial city of Shiraz in Iran lives Negahdar Jamali, a pleasant eccentric who has made cowboy films for 35 years. They are purely amateur, to be sure. but Jamali's unbridled enthusiasm for his hobby convinces all his relatives and friends to get in front of the camera. This documentary provides an appealing picture not only of a Persian, amateur version of John Ford, but also of everyday life in the ancient city.