My work

 

Resent Production of Iskandar Soltani (Ario):

 

12 DOCUMENTARIES PRODUCED BY UNAMA (Iskandar Soltani)

 

UNAMA AFGHANISTAN 1O YEARS ON 2011-2013

Afghanistan Bamian, Video Journalist trainning 2013

Kabul I love you

film 2012

mixed of 11 films made by Afghan filmmakers

Edited and produced by UNAMA (Iskandar Soltani)

 

Link to sites and articles:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2179155/Kabul-I-Love-You-Afghan-directors-create-film-war-torn-city.html

 

http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/kabul-i-love-you-tribute-by-afghan-film-directors-494213?browserpush=true

 

Kabul, I Love You: Directors create celluloid tribute to their war-torn city 10 years after the fall of the Taliban

Film is described as a love letter to the Afghan capital a decade after the fall of the brutal regime

Ten interwoven stories explore issues such as forced marriage, people smuggling and ethnic conflict

By KERRY MCQUEENEY

 

The war-torn Afghan capital of Kabul was once a place where cinema was outlawed under the fanatical rule of the Taliban.

However, a decade after the brutal regime fell, film makers from Afghanistan have created a celluloid tribute to their battle-scarred city.

Kabul, I Love You has been described as a love letter to the capital, rooted in the grim reality of everyday life for its citizens.

Film-makers on the set of Kabul, I Love You, created a decade after the fall of the cinema-hating Taliban

Film-makers on the set of Kabul, I Love You, created a decade after the fall of the cinema-hating Taliban

Issues such as forced marriage, people smuggling, illegal land grabs, land mines and ethnic conflict is explored through 10 interwoven stories in the film.

Afghanistan's film industry was hammered by 17 years of war after the Soviet invasion in 1979 and was snuffed out entirely under the extreme rule of the Taliban.

During their 1996-2001 regime, the extremists closed cinemas and hung televisions from lampposts, regarding all images as un-Islamic. Even sculptures were targeted, with the famous giant Buddhas of Bamiyan paying the price.

 

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Now Afghan cinema is struggling to re-emerge amid a wrecked economy and an ongoing insurgency against the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.

According to documentary-maker Malek Shafi'i, Afghanistan produces about 100 films a year but they are usually shot on small budgets and are often very poor.

Kabul, I Love You has been funded by the UN mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, as a means of giving the country's cinema a boost.

Ario Soltani, from UNAMA, says the idea was to encourage film-makers to develop their own ideas.

Afghan cinema is struggling to re-emerge amid a wrecked economy and an ongoing insurgency against the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai

Afghan cinema is struggling to re-emerge amid a wrecked economy and an ongoing insurgency against the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai

Young men watch crew members from Kabul, I Love You working on set. Afghanistan produces about 100 films a year but they are usually shot on small budgets and are often very poor

Young men watch crew members from Kabul, I Love You working on set. Afghanistan produces about 100 films a year but they are usually shot on small budgets and are often very poor

He said: 'We wanted to reach the film-makers, to support them, to communicate with Afghan people.

'Not with our messages but with theirs. We hope they reflect the Afghan society and the Afghan ideas of that time.'

However, funding the project was not without its problems. One of the 11 directors chosen from 200 applicants fled the country as soon as he got his hands on UNAMA's $8,000, while another left for Iran after being threatened.

However, despite these setbacks, shooting for the film was completed and it got a warm reception when it was screened at the French cultural centre in Kabul in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While some of the entries betrayed the directors' lack of experience - with exaggerated characters, hammy dialogue and a deathly slow pace - other showed real flair.

Critics particularly liked the modest and restrained dialogue of Farhad Razae's bitter denunciation of forced marriage.

In the short section - titled Virgin Towers - the caretaker of a mosque learns that a pretty young woman in his place of worship has fled her family to escape marrying one of her relatives.

In the last five years, writers and artists have been pushing boundaries in what remains an extremely conservative society in Afghanistan

In the last five years, writers and artists have been pushing boundaries in what remains an extremely conservative society in Afghanistan

The young woman, denounced by a neighbour, ends up running from the police. Her heavy breath and field of vision restricted by the burqa she wears to hide herself allow the viewer to feel the horror of the condition of women in Afghanistan.

Rezae said he based the film on experiences he had as a young man looking after a mosque.

He said: 'During that time, a girl was coming for prayers. She would rest in the mosque two hours after the prayers. I wanted to know who this girl is, but I was ashamed and because of religion, I never asked her what her problems were.'

Shafi'i hailed Rezae's achievement, saying he had 'managed to get closer to Afghan realities' than other film-makers.

Shafi'i added that, in the last five years, writers and artists have been pushing boundaries in what remains an extremely conservative society.

He said: 'Now, people have started to realise that if they cross borders, nothing will happen to them.'

NATO forces are due to depart Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and the precarious security situation they will leave behind is not likely to be conducive to this dream of artistic growth.

It is hoped Kabul, I Love You will send out a message of hope to budding film-makers and other citizens of Afghanistan.

 

 

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Video Image:

 

Hotel Hilton,

28 maart 2011

Hilton Hotel Amsterdam,

Cooperate image, in opdracht van Hilton International England

Worked for national And international TV channels:

 

Netherlands

- RTL4

- RTL5

- SBS6

- KRO

- NPS

- VPRO

- HOS

- MTNL

- RNN7

- Pars TV, Netherlands

 

International:

 

- Channel one. Spain

- Pars TV, Los Angeles

- RTA, Afghanistan

 

 

Stage en ijdens studieren:

- Bobkommer productie Den Haag & Den Bosch

 

- Total Video, Dordrecht

In opdracht van Veronica, outfit Programma, met Judit als presentaris

 

Nederlandse film

 

Kladboek scenes

director en producent Frans van de Staak

productie assistent, Ario Soltani

16 mm film 1994 Maastricht

Studenten Film Rietveld Academie

 

Sarrow

16 mm film production van Rietveld Academy 1994

Camera, Ario Soltani

Miander

Animation, een productie van Rietveld Academy 1995

Regie assistent, Ario Soltani

 

Making of Kabul I love you

United Nation assistant mission in Afghanistan

http://www.youtube.com/user/solmedia

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=unama+tv&oq=unama+tv&gs_l=youtube.3...70099.70715.0.72883.3.3.0.0.0.0.1777.1777.8-1.1.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.3m5umCr8psg

Film Love you Kabul, 2011, director and producer

10 short film, Love you Kabul, 2011 producer and production manager, 2011

Afghanistan 10 years on, 12 documentaries, as production manager and producer, 2012

Documantary Labor and poverty, part of Afghanistan 10 years on, as director, 2012

Documentary Civilian casualty, part of Afghanistan, as director, 2012

Documentary culture, part of afghanistan 10 years on, as director, 2012

Documentary education, part of Afghanistan 10 years on, as director, 2012

Trainer Video Journalism in 7 region of Afghanistan, 2013

Crime scene Afghanistan and Mirror of the city, two weekly TV shows at National TV,, RTA as producer,2011-2012

Challanges labor, world bank and ILO, documentary, as director and editor 2013.

For the first time after 25 years, Steve Miller Band is came to The Netherlands. The band will perform on October 18th in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, according to organizer Mojo.

The Steve Miller Band sold in the last forty years, more than 30 million albums. They gained fame with hits like The Joker, Take the Money and Run, Fly Like an Eagle and Abracadabra. In June the band will release their new album, entitled Bingo! after seventeen years.

The American guitarist and singer/songwriter Steve Miller was born on October 5, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Beginning his career in blues and blues rock, Miller's music later changed to a more popular-oriented sound which earned him success with a series of singles and albums from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s.

Miller was taught his first guitar chords at age five by his godfather, Les Paul, pioneer of the electric guitar and multitrack recording.

In America the band performs about 60 times a year on stage, but they have not visited Europe since fourth centuries. During the tour the artists will visit 6 countries, with the final performance in Amsterdam.

for more: http://www.dutchdailynews.com/steve-miller-band-gives-concert-in-amsterdam/

NINA

Director:

Angela Carter

Writers:

Release Date:

February 2008 (Netherlands)

Genre:

Drama

Plot Keywords:

Based On Play

Cameraman:

Ario Soltani

Nina is een romantisch drama over identiteit en liefde.

Imuru worstelt met vragen over zijn identiteit en herinneringen aan zijn oma.In Paramaribo ontmoet hij Nina, een in Suriname geboren en getogen, 23-jarige schoonheid, die nog meer vragen en emoties in hem oproept. De tijd en ervaringen in Suriname vliegen aan hem voorbij.In Nederland blijkt dat hun werelden verder uit elkaar liggen dan ze hadden verwacht. De spanningen in de relatie nemen toe.

http://www.waterkant.net/suriname/2008/12/04/vertoning-film-nina-van-filmmaker-angela-carter/

Film

Ik en ik en vaderland

Director, editor, producer and writter:

Ario (I.Soltani)

Cast: Arasb Soltani

Inge Veenstra

Amir Soltani

Erik Stoop

Doere Stoop

Behrouz Seiri

R.H. Offeroens

Camera, Hidde Boersma

ass. Camera Micha Douwes

Licht Daan de Boer

Licht ass. Edo Kuipers

Geluid Casper Sikken

Opname leider Behrouz Seiri

Set fotograaf Bahram Soltani

Make-up Sima Gourabi

Caitering Farzad Lajmiri, Tuba Ajami

Santour Ali Soltani-Nejad

Music (santour) Ardalan Kamkar

Geluidsmix Meta sound

Release Date:

November 1996 (Netherlands)

Genre:

Dramamore, art

Plot Keywords:

Based On Scenario

Productie HOS, Humanistische Omroep Stichting

VPRO 1996

 

http://www.zie.nl/video/overige/ik-en-ik-en-vaderland-wmv.wmv/m1cz2nwf3pcn#

PARS TV & RADIO

Salto Amsterdam, 1995 - 1998

Producer & programma maker

 

 

Documentaire

Ver van Huis, 1995

 

Regie scenario productie

Ario Soltani

Camera, Mark Limburg

Geluid, Casper Sikken

Montage, Rudelf Mensen

Productie, KABK

Nederlands filmdagen 1995

Ghaneze boeren, 2007

Regie,

Peter Tetteroo

Camera,

Ario Soltani

Producer, Netwerk

Europese poorten, 2007

Margariette Kausemaker

Cameraman voor

het gedeelte in Polen,

Ario Soltani

Producer, Netwerk

G8, 2003

Producer en

regisseur

Ario soltani

Een paar voorbeelden van opdrachtfilms:

 

Commercial video's

 

Van Veghel, 2008

 

Bedrijfsvideo

Geproduceerd door Tetteroo Media BV

Camera Ario Soltani

 

Van Dool, 2008

Een productie van Tetteroo media bv

Camera, onderandere Ario Soltani

 

 

 

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