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Shahmaran Director on Bringing a Fine Art Vision to Film

After three long years, Emmanuel Adjei's ambitious music video-slash-art project has been unveiled. The director tells shots about working on a biblical scale and the importance of trust.

Racial oppression, power struggles, love and modern slavery are just some of the complex issues tackled in SHAHMARAN, an ambitious music video-slash-art project from Ghanaian director Emmanuel Adjei and Dutch-Iranian artist Sevdaliza. 

Three years in the making, the film, which was commissioned by WeTransfer, features sublime cinematography and jaw-dropping production design.

From the opening scene, in which sweating men haul a gigantic silver spaceship across the desert, its keel carving through the cracked sand like some enormous galleon, to the…to continue reading please subscribe now

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