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Do you believe in miracles?

One day my mother came home with a pouch full of earth.

She told me it had been blessed by Imam Hossein and miraculously cured the ill.

Documentary, Iran, 2002
Running time: 11 minutes
Filmed, directed and produced by Majed Neisi
Best Documentary Film, Independent Film Festival, Iran

ABOUT US

Winking Owl Productions is a London based Production Company run by Majed Neisi and Iante Roach. We produce innovative and thought-provoking international documentaries which support diversity in both subject matter and behind the camera, with a particular focus on untold stories from the Middle East. Winking Owl Productions films and TV series to date have been shot in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, the UAE and across Europe.

MAJED NEISI

Majed Neisi was born in a desert hospital in southern Iran during a bombardment in the Iran-Iraq War. Since then he has dedicated himself to examining the pathology of war in a succession of Middle Eastern battlegrounds in Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan. The archetypal outsider, this Arabic-speaking Iranian inhabits the no-man’s-land in the post September 11 confrontation between the West and Islam. The dozen films and two TV series he has directed and produced examine ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Majed’s films have won all the top prizes in his native Iran and have been presented at prestigious documentary film festivals across Europe. He is currently engaged in several long term documentary projects in the Middle East, particularly the war in Iraq and Syria.

IANTE ROACH

Iante Roach is an independent producer. She has produced numerous TV documentaries about arts and culture for the BBC World Service, securing interviews with filmmakers Mike Leigh, Annemarie Jacir and Waad al-Kateab; theatre directors Peter Brook and Jan Lauwers; choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Dimitris Papaioannou; superstar ballerina Natalia Osipova and the architect Renzo Piano, among others. Iante read Persian and Arabic at Oxford University and has lived in Italy, France, Iran, Lebanon and the UK.

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