Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival hosts ‘Iranian Ninja’
Art and Experience: Marjan Riahi’s documentary Iranian Ninja has been screened in Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival to convene in Florida of the US.
Held each April and focused on documentary arts and innovation, Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival (Jax Doc Fest) presented the documentary Iranian Ninja, directed by Marjan Riahi.
It is narrated by Khatereh Jalilzadeh, the first Iranian ‘ninja’ woman (practicing Ninjutsu) and features the women’s hardships and barriers to practice the sport.
The documentary is the first feature film to depict Iranian ninja women competitions.
The 30-minute documentary has previously attended several international festivals including Hot Docs, Vesoul, Guanajuato, Créteil, Open City, Batumi, Baghdad, Jaipur, Silk Road, Innsbruck, Didor, flEXiff, Media Arts, Tartu as well as KIN winning a number of international awards.
Jax Doc Fest is a non-competitive film festival held each April in 5 Points district of Jacksonville, Florida with screenings of dozens of documentary films from around the world.