The 19th Annual Raindance Film Festival released their 2011 lineup this week, which included the World Premiere of the International Afghanistan documentary, Where My Heart Beats.
The World Premiere and directorial debut from filmmaker, Khazar Fatemi will be held at the Apollo Cinema in London’s Piccadilly Circus on Saturday October 8th at 4:00pm.
Where My Heart Beats is a co-production from Los Angeles-based producing partners Hunter Davis & Chris St. Pierre of Speck Productions and Swedish-based Quasar Productions.
About Where My Heart Beats
In 1989, Swedish journalist, Khazar Fatemi narrowly fled the war torn country of Afghanistan with her life. Twenty years later, the former refugee returned to the place that has always remained in her heart. Where My Heart Beats follows Khazar’s dangerous, painful, and inspirational journey back home to reconnect with the amazing people of this broken nation. Behind the shadow of war and devastation, Khazar opens a window into civilian Afghani life that few people have ever witnessed…and audiences will never forget.
“A highly personal and poetic film, this is less a documentary than a testimony to the people of Afghanistan — their faces, their humanity and their stories. Khazar not only succeeds in giving these people a voice, but gives them back their humanity. This is a film that deserves to be seen as widely as possible.”
Link to Award Winning Trailer (Grand Prize @ International Movie Trailer Festival)
About the Raindance Film Festival
Now in its 19th year, Raindance is Europe’s leading Independent Film Festival showcasing feature films, shorts, and docs from around the world and specializing in independent films and directorial debuts.
The Raindance Film Festival will run from Sept 28th — Oct 9th at the Apollo Cinema in London’s Piccadilly Circus, with the Opening Night premiere of Another Earth at Cineworld Haymarket on Wednesday Sept. 28th.
For more information about the Raindance Film Festival, please visit their website: www.raindance.org.
For more information about Where My Heart Beats, please contact Hunter Davis at Speckproductions@gmail.com.