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Persian Powder

Director: Erik Bulckens
Country of Origin: Belgium
2017
Endless powder fields and a magnitude of potential lines aren't immediately what you may think of when talking about Iran... 
This mini documentary tells the story of Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji who invites two fellow snowboarders from Australia, Amber Arazny and Michaela Davis-Meehan, to come discover the wonderful mountains of Iran.
One of the unique delights of this endearing short film, in addition to glimpses of a country and culture we hear so little about (and rarely anything positive), is that fretted lutes, ancient Persian percussions and haunting Farsi vocals perfectly counterweight the very modern, very cool, hip-hop segments of the musical score.

Editor: Erik Bulckens
Rider: Mona Seraji
Rider: Amber Arazny
Rider: Michaela Davis-Meehan 
Camera: Erik Bulckens
Additional camera: Hootan Hashemi
Drone footage: Nima Noshirvani
Music: except from "GeneratieB" by Nico Renson, courtesy of De Mensen, Belgium. "Nosebleed section" by Hilltop Hoods. and "Savant" by Camufingo.