The White Meadows (Keshtzar Haye Sepid) - In this dreamlike yet earthbound film, Rahmat the boatman navigates the increasingly brackish waters of a coastal land, collecting the heartaches and tears of its inhabitants. But he remains powerless against their misguided attempts to appease the gods and make the land green again, whether by offering a bride to the sea or forcibly treating the eyes of a painter who sees in different colors. Drawing firsthand on the challenges faced by Iranian artists of today, writer-director Mohammad Rasoulofs deeply atmospheric and poetical film is a gorgeous allegory of intolerance, brutality and mystified routine that resonates far beyond any one states borders. It is a valuable work that calls on its audience to brave such matters without the balm of resolution. And for such a work to be so transportingly beautiful and so immediately human -- this is a treasure. --Frontline Throughout, Iranian ills are movingly condemned, but its The White Meadows more general, humanistic portrait of mans multifaceted nature that truly inspires, its social critique ultimately enhanced by its recognition of the fallibility, irrationality and inscrutability of peoples hearts and minds. --Slant Magazine The White Meadows is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative. In Farsi with English subtitles.