خاطرات وی اچ اس
Directed by Niyaz Saghari • 2020 • Iran
VHS Diaries is the tale of illegal home movies and the adventures of finding black market videos in post revolution Iran, during the Iran –Iraq war and the post war era when the ban on video was finally lifted but the foreign and art house films still remained illegal .It is the story of love of cinema in times of restriction, the communities of cinephiles, the influential characters and the prices paid on the way.
Using her archival material from the era, interviews with cinephiles and domestic VHS film distributors (Filmi as they were called) , Niyaz Saghari creates a collective history of video through the sounds and memories of the first post revolution generation in Iran. VHS diaries is collage of sound and images, a story in three chapters.