‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ has nominated for Narrative Feature Film at 17th Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival.

Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ directed by Javad Daraei has been accepted into the 17th edition of HAAPI Film Festival in the US.

Started in 2004 by OCA-Greater Houston, the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, or HAAPIFEST, was created to highlight and celebrate the diversity of AAPI culture, food, and family, to support AAPI artists and filmmakers, and to share the untold AAPI experience for the Greater Houston metropolitan area through edutainment. Today, HAAPIFEST is an immersive, multi-day celebration of film, music, and art, showcased by a dedicated committee of volunteers. The mission of HAAPIFEST is to promote and develop Asian and Asian American innovators in the film and entertainment industry, promote Houston as a cultural destination for the arts, and educate the AAPI and wider communities through the visual storytelling of Asians and Asian Americans.

The film is a product of Iran, Germany and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.

The cast includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Saraf, Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi , Mohammad Eghlimi, Amir Abbas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh.

17th Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival will be held in the city of Houston, Texas, from June 3 to 13 with all COVID-19-related health protocols in place.

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