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Synopsis

    "As forces in American government and media have fueled the perception of an unavoidable war with Iran, Warring Factions is a call to (dis)arms. An American-born Iranian breakdancer finds cultural awakening by exploring his multi-ethnic roots. Faced with dual nationality in two conflicting countries, he travels to Iran to examine the political issues first-hand while exploring his cultural identity with a group of Iranian b-boys. By combining documentary and studio reenactments, Warring Factions looks at the blurring of world borders, and the looming threat of another war in the Middle East."

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Screenings

To book a screening contact Justin Mashouf (js.mashouf(at)gmail.com).

Iranian Film Festival
Iranian Film Festival
San Francisco, CA - August 19th, 2010


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MuslimFest 2010
MuslimFest 2010
Ontario, Canada - August 1st, 2010


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Salaam Film Festival
Salaam Film Festival/ Takin' It To The Streets
Chicago, IL - June 13th, 2010


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Piccolo Spoleto Festiva
Piccolo Spoleto Festiva
Charleston, South Carolina - June 6, 2010


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UNICEF Blue Week
UNICEF Blue Week
May 17, 2010


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Talinn Black Nights Film Festival
Talinn Black Nights Film Festival
Estonia - Apr 29, 2010


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University of Arizona
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ - April 14th, 2010


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University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut
March 23rd, 2010


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Noor Film Festival
Los Angeles Premiere
Los Angeles, CA - May 2, 2009


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University of California
University of California
Los Angeles, CA - November 23, 2009


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New York University
New York University Shuruq Festival
New York - March 25, 2009


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Filmstock
Filmstock Film Festival
November 15, 2008


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Press

While Best Documentary Nominee “Warring Factions” did not win any awards...

...It was an intelligent and well-filmed piece directed by Iranian American Justin Mashouf, a young Muslim of mixed race (Iranian father/American mother). Justin documents his journey to Iran as he hooks up with family and bonds with a group of Iranian b-boys. An interesting parallel to the break-dancing scenes are his workouts at a zurkhaneh (house of strength), practicing the ancient Persian martial arts tradition of varzesh bastani (sport of the ancients), which dates back to pre-Islamic times and combines warrior style physical training with Sufi ideals. Thoughtful, imaginative and open, Justin seems to represent the new generation of Muslims in the Middle East and U.S. that balance Islamic culture with hip, contemporary lifestyles.
- Susanna Whitmore, Levantine Cultural Center

Grace Clark
520.730.8440 (direct)
gracechristyclark[at]gmail[dot]com

Justin Mashouf
487 S Ogden Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
email: Js.Mashouf(AT)gmail.com
phone: 520 . 245 . 6079
website:
- www.WarringFactions.com
- www.Mashouf.TV
- www.myspace.com/Krillan
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Iran Times 04-04-08
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altMuslim 04-17-09

Contact

Grace Clark
520.730.8440 (direct)
gracechristyclark[at]gmail[dot]com

J. Mashouf
email: js.mashouf[AT]gmail-dot-com
phone: +1 520.245.6079

Credits

    
Director    Justin Mashouf
Executive Producer    Neda Mashouf
Iran Unit ProducerOmid Mashouf


Camera Operators
Gholamreza Valadkhani
Randall French
JorDan Fuller
Katie Harris
Hazem Shahin
Mohammad R Eslamlou
Mahdi Bagheri
Allen Menasco
Justin Stern
Shiraz Jafri

Featuring
Tim Robles  Sekyu Kim  Lexi Obara
Mahdi Pessarakli  Enrinque Bribriesca  Mellow Drama Crew
Hosain Bagheri  Jeff Enos  Maryam Marwa
Bijan Mashouf  Houshang Mashouf  Omid Mashouf
Mehregan Vosough  Hossein "Battle" Bakhshi  Akbar Mohammadi
Gholamreza Hamidi  Amir-Ali Nafisi  Saed Mohammadpour
Nasser Mohammadpour  Farid Gorgin  Azizolah Fattahi
Carolann Mashouf


Studio Scenes
        
Teacher    Ruth Rickman
Rachel    Dana DiRado
BrianJason Bush
Patrick    Aaron Sosa
Girl in class 1    Heather Grace Hancock
Girl in class 2Amanda Apodaca
Girl in class 3    Lauren Farrell
Homeland Security Agent    David Morden


Studio Crew
            
Cinematographer    Randall French
Art Director    JorDan Fuller
Sound MixerMichaela Pentacoff
Boom Operator    Hank Knaack
Justyn Buske
Production Assistants    Katie Harris
Fadel Abul Rahi
Still Photographer    Lexi Obara
EditingJustin Mashouf
Sound Editing    Michaela Pentacoff
Adam Valencia
Colorist    Bob Demers
Music    Ian Sugarman
Translation    Hossein Abbaszadegan
Bijan Mashouf
Omid Kazemi
Cover ArtMarco Oliva
DVD Authoring    Thomas Madrid
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