Crows are White

Crows are White

25th TiDF: Greek Premiere

For over a thousand years, a secretive Buddhist sect has lived in an isolated monastery in Japan performing acts of extreme physical endurance in their pursuit of enlightenment. A filmmaker, struggling to reconcile his desires with his faith, sets off to the strict monastery in search of answers. When he arrives, his presence is not welcomed and the only monk who will speak with him is an outcast who prefers ice cream and heavy metal to meditation. Together they forge an unlikely friendship that leads them to higher truths and occasionally, a little trouble. Shot over five years on three continents, Crows are White is an exploration of truth, faith, and love, from the top of a mountain to the bottom of a sundae.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Ahsen Nadeem
Script: Ahsen Nadeem, Matt H. Mayes, Dawn Light Blackman
Cinematography: Matthew Nauser
Editing: Kimberley Hassett, Weston Currie
Sound: Nathan Ruyle
Music: Logan Nelson
Production: MEMORY, Argent Pictures, Normal Content
Producers: Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo, Ahsen Nadeem, Ben Renzo, Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens
Co-producers: Kimberley Hassett
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 99'
Contact: Autlook Filmsales
Awards/Distinctions: Documentaire Extraordinaire – Bergen IFF 2022 , Best Cinematography – Savannah FF 2022, Grand Prix – FIPA 2023

Ahsen Nadeem


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