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Azadeh Saljooghi independent film collection, 2000-2003
- Saljooghi, Azadeh
- Azadeh Saljooghi independent film collection
- 2000-2003 (inclusive)20002003
- 8 DVDs
- Collection Number
- The Azadeh Saljooghi independent film collection (2000-2003) consists of eight short experimental, narrative, and documentary films Saljooghi made while a student in the University of Utah's film department.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. All items have been digitized and are available. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Dr. Azadeh Saljooghi grew up in Tehran, Iran. After moving to the United States of America, Saljooghi earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in computer science and a Master of Science (MS) degree in applied statistics from Utah State University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English literature, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in film studies and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in communication. She is an assistant professor of communications and information studies at the American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Azadeh Saljooghi independent film collection (2000-2003) consists of short experimental, narrative, and documentary films Saljooghi made while a student in the University of Utah's film department. Some of the films deal with Middle Eastern history and culture. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.
Initial Citation: Azadeh Saljooghi independent film collection A0792, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Materials are arranged alphabetically.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||Choking on Pretzel
2:27, sound, color
A short student film in which a group of women make light conversation while watching a news story abour President Bush choking on a pretzel. Created for a mise-en-scene assignment. Run time 2:27.
6:20, sound, color
A short student film showing people of different cultures with shots of maps, art, and writing belonging to those cultures. This film has no narration and is set to background music. Run time 6:20.
|3||Dorageh - Two Bloods
12:48, sound, color
A documentary on the identity struggles that come with being from two differenct cultures. The film focuses on Ali Aminrashti as he speaks about his experiences as an Iranian American and his struggles with his cultural identity. Run time 12:48.
|4||Here and There
4:38, sound, color
A short student film in which extreme close up shots of a woman, shots of leaves and water, and images of black and white art pieces are edited together with sounds of nature, people, and drums. Run time 4:38.
|5||Just Passing Through
7:44, sound, color
A short student film where a couple are together in an apartment. The Woman contemplates time, life, and death while arranging flowers. Run time 7:44.
|6||Not an Ordinary Classic
4:41, sound, color
A short student film. Includes extreme close up shots of a man and woman being intimate edited together with shots of scenery and historical photos. The music includes throat singing, samba, and zarb. Run time 4:41.
|7||Partial Stories of Displacement
29:37, sound, color
A student documentary focusing on four different people and how they have experienced displacement in their lives through war, discrimination, and government oppression. Between the stories of each person a poem is recited. Interviewees are Nesreen Kashan (Palestinian), Deanna Blackwell (African American), Tahira Hussaini (Afghan), and Lacaina Nez Harrison (Native American). Run time 29:37.
|8||We Arrive Here Improvised
0:30, sound, color
A short student film that consists of a shot of bats followed by a shot of three people lying on the ground with their hair splayed out laughing and ending with the text "...we arrive here improvised...". Sounds of water dripping and high pitched noise/chatter play during the entirety of the film. Run time 0:30.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Arts, Middle Eastern
- Independent filmmakers--Utah
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images