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Crows Are White Ahsen Nadeem

Ahsen Nadeem has proclaimed himself to be a "fantastic liar". To find answers to questions about his faith and personal life, the filmmaker, who is born into a devout Muslim family, decides to travel to Japan. His goal is to document the secret traditions of Buddhist monks living in an isolated monastery, but instead of finding enlightenment he finds an unlikely friend; a young iconoclastic monk who loves sweets and heavy metal almost as much as he loves Buddhist chants. Shot over five years and three continents, Crows are White is a deeply personal film about a filmmaker who, in search of inner peace and truth, tells his story with insightful comedic artistry.
— Editorial Team

Crows Are White

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : English, Japanese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 99 MIN
  • Cinematography : Matthew Nauser
  • Editing : Kimberley Hassett
  • Editing : Weston Currie
  • Production : Riel Roch-Decter
  • Production : Sebastian Pardo
  • Production : Ahsen Nadeem
  • Production : Ben Renzo
  • Production : Jill Ahrens
  • Production : Ryan Ahrens
  • Music : Logan Nelson
  • Sound Design : Nathan Ruyle
Filmography of Ahsen Nadeem :

Duet (2017)
Bertha Benz: The First Driver (2018)

The film’s journey :

South by Southwest Film Festival | World Premiere

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival | Nominee for Best Documentary

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