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Zeina Durra

2010 The Imperialists Are Still Alive!

She received her BA in Oriental Studies from Oxford University and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program. She graduated with the award-winning thesis film The Seventh Dog, which went to over twenty festivals around the world. Her script for The Imperialists Are Still Alive! was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2006 and premiered in the US Competition Section at Sundance 2010. She is currently working on her second feature and other art projects.

Open Horizons

The Imperialists Are Still Alive! / Zeina Durra

A successful visual artist working in post-9/11 Manhattan, Asya lives the life of the hip and glamorous, replete with exclusive art parties, supermodels, and stretch limousines, while she carefully follows the situation in the Middle East on television. Asya learns that her childhood friend, Faisal, has disappeared – the victim of a purported CIA abduction. That same night, she meets Javier, a sexy Mexican PhD student, and romance blossoms. Javier finds Asya’s conspiracy theories overly paranoid, but nothing in Asya’s world is as it seems. Asya’s life is reflective of the themes of cultural fusion, and the complications and humor that arise simultaneously out of everyday life.

Director:Zeina Durra
Script:Zeina Durra
Cinematography:Magela Crosignani
Editing:Michael Taylor
Sound:Mike Guarino
Art Direction:Chris Trujillo
Costumes:Ciera Wells
With:Elodie Bouchez, Jose Maria de Tavira, Karim Saleh, Rita Ackerman, Marianna Kulukundis
World Sales:IFC Films, USA Dan Goldberg T. +1 646 273 7200 F. +1 646 273 7250 dgoldberg@ifcfilms.com www.ifcfilms.com
Production Design:Jade Healy
Producer:Vanessa Hope, Zeina Durra
Production:Hi, Jack Films, USA vwexpress@gmail.com www.theimperialistsarestillalive.com
Production Country:USA
Co-production:Corniche Pictures (UK) & Goldcrest Films (USA) & Tax Credit Finance (USA)
Format:16mm Color
Production Year:2010
Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 19:45 | ID:625
STAVROS TORNES:Friday, December 10, 2010 - 18:00 | ID:763


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