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2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Window Horses

Directed by Ann Marie Fleming

Canada / 2016 / Animated / 89 mins


Co-presented by Youth Speaks Seattle and Iranian American Community Alliance

WINDOW HORSES tells the story of Canadian poet Rosie Ming as she travels to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, she’d definitely rather go to Paris. But once in Iran, this sheltered young woman finds herself in the company of poets and Persians who regale her with stories that finally force her to confront her past. A visual delight, this animated film truly captures the feeling of finding your own voice through poetry.

Director's Bio

Ann Marie Fleming has been making award-winning films for over 25 years. She adapted her animated feature documentary, THE MAGICAL LIFE OF LONG TACK SAM into a graphic novel, which won Best Canadian Comic and was nominated for 2 Eisner Awards. Her extensive filmography includes NEW SHOES, BLUE SKIES, I WAS A CHILD OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS, and THE FRENCH GUY. WINDOW HORSES comes out of a combination of her own personal experiences and the stories of others she has collected and imagined along her peripatetic journey through life. She is mixed raced, calls Canada home, and that has affected everything she does.