Don't Panic (2014)
Tiare Ribeaux and Payam Imani
This sci-fi fashion film highlighted the "Don't Panic" Jumpsuit line co-designed and co-directed in collaboration with Payam Imani. The narrative is based on a premise where the a near future bio-cyborg is trying to find her origin and creator and only is given clues through different messages with the symbol "Payam" while roaming around Tokyo. In an Alice and Wonderland fashion, the female cyborg takes these clues as messages that will lead her to her origin, only to collapse and reawaken with a different jumpsuit and a new mission of self-discovery. This was filmed during Fashion Week (Spring) 2014 in various locations in Tokyo, Japan.
Glimpses of a Revolution (2014)
Filmed and edited a short artistic documentary in and around Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Meditative, celebratory, and haunting glimpses into the "January 25th Revolution" that took place in and around Tahrir Square before and after the fall of Hosni Mubarak which sparked the Arab Spring. It was filmed between January 25 2011 - February 30th 2011. Lost in translation but completely immersed in the energy of this time, this footage attempts to portray the most poignant moments within the square as it was experienced and give viewers a more intimate perspective of the revolution, as well as the roles that our digital media (smartphones, social media) had in capturing this world event and organizing those who participated.
This film was screened at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco in July, 2014.