Water, Wind, Dust, Bread

Ab, Bad, Khak, Nan

24th TDF: Greek Premiere

A poetic mid-length documentary that depicts scenes from the everyday life of Abolfazl, a young boy who is missing both hands. Despite his disability, Abolfazl lives a full life with his family and friend Setayesh, who has no birth certificate, in a palm orchard near the Afghan-Iranian border, where foreign visitors often head for eco-tourism. Both belong to a group of children who live stateless in Iran, which poses another major disadvantage for their future.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari
Script: Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari
Cinematography: Hassan Seyedi Parishan, Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari, Davood Rahmani
Editing: Mohammadreza Vatandoost
Sound: Payam Tabrizian, Arash Ghasemi
Music: Mahdi Narooei
Production: Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari
Producers: Somayeh Zeraatkar, Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Iran
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 25΄
Contact: 7th ART Independent Film Distribution
Awards/Distinctions: Jury Special Mention (Youth Film Competition)– IDFA 2021


Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari


2006 Waiting for You (short)
2008 Small Steps in Allah’s Highway (short)
2010 Ashoura Ceremonies in Kiasar (short)
2011 Holly Naghib Alavy
2014 Mashti Esmaeil
2019 Asak
2021 Water, Wind, Dust, Bread (short)