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#19: Trucker and the Fox

Directed by: Arash Lahooti
2014 / 78 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Newly released from a psychiatric hospital after a bout of severe depression brought on by the death of his pet fox, truck driver Mahmood Kiyani Falavarjani returns to his family, work, and favorite hobby – filmmaking. Having previously won awards for his short films starring his beloved, lamented fox, he sets out to film his most ambitious project yet: a love story between two donkeys. Arash Lahooti’s sympathetic documentary captures Mahmood’s fascinating life as a family man, eccentric animal lover, and artist.

Born in Tehran in 1982, Arash Lahooti is a filmmaking and editing graduate. He is a director, producer, and editor of documentary films and a member of the Iranian Union of the Documentary Filmmakers. His first feature documentary is Trucker and the Fox which has been screened in over 45 festivals and received 9 awards.