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Mehdi Ganji Born in 1978, Malayer is a graduate in the field of cinema in Cinematography branch. “With you Moonlight”, “Iron Wills” and the TV series “Sight(Jelveh)” are among his early works, but most of his works in recent years have been about portraying the lives of entrepreneurs and the business sector, from these documentaries like the collection “Employment and Industry”, “My Mother, Manijeh is a Mine Worker” and “All My Identity Papers” can be named. The documentary “I Want to King” is one of the works of this director who was featured in the Art and Experience group.
For my generation, the generation that experienced the Iran-Iraq war in childhood and the sixties, the greatest wish was to become a doctor or engineer. We learned to go faster than each other in the marathon of life and work, to achieve the common stereotypes of success. Our dream was to get to life, like some doctor, engineer or noble men. No one taught us to live creatively and to invent a personal path in our lives and our work. We are a product of the mindset that was looking for simulation, and we began to summarize our value with our bank account. Maybe that’s why as a filmmaker I always get attracted to people who want to live differently. Change something or create a new value. In fact, I’m looking for part of my lost personality.
“The Puzzlers” is a good example of the young people who risk their lives and do not like to go through the experienced, traditional and high-end ways. People who endure all the hardships to start a new job. They believe that working together is better than solitaire. Going on with these ordinary people who are not the stars of best-selling magazines is so inspiring to me that it has changed my life.