Directed by Javad Daraee and produced by Mehdi Kouhzadeh, the film grabbed the Grand Jury Award of 17th edition of the event held in June.
‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ is about Shadi. When her parents were accused of murdering a girl and thus killed by the villagers, Shadi was only a little girl.
She was, then, adopted by her uncle and grew up. Shadi must now face the problems that the village residents have caused.
The cast list includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafi-Zaher, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Sarraf, Arezou Balali-Dehkordi, Sarina Yousefi, Mohammad Eqlimi, Amir-Abbas Ghazaee, and Avin Kouhzadeh.
“Started in 2004 the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival (HAAPIFEST) was created to celebrate the AAPI community through edutainment, highlighting AAPI in the entertainment industry and providing a platform for them to share their artistic vision and experiences,” the official website of the festival wrote.
This year’s edition of the event was held on June 3-13 and the final winners were announced on July 7, 2021.