Special Gala Guests Announced

08/09/2011

Special Gala Guests Announced

We are delighted to confirm that the cast and crew will be in attendance at the World Premiere of I Am Nasrine, as part of the Opening Gala of the 7th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.

Director Tina Gharavi and Producers Gerry Maguire & James Baillie will be present to introduce their film, along with the film’s leads Micsha Sadeghi (Nasrine), Shiraz Haq (Ali) & Steven Hooper (Leigh). Other supporting cast and crew will also be in attendance in celebration of the film's World Premiere.

I Am Nasrine is an intimate coming-of-age story from Iranian-American filmmaker Tina Gharavi who lives and works in the North East. A startlingly beautiful and profound telling of the modern day refugee experience, the film was produced by Tina’s production company Bridge + Tunnel as part of a project in which local refugees’ voices were heard and their stories told. One of the young people involved in the project, Hadi Shokrolahy, will also be in attendance.

Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley has cited I Am Nasrine as "an important and much needed film.”

I Am Nasrine opens the Festival at 7pm Friday 23rd September at The Maltings Theatre & Cinema. Tickets are available online at www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com or from The Maltings Box Office on 01289 330999.