Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2021 • Iran
Aqueducts or Kariz were invented and developed by Iranians in the dry regions of Persia in the first millennium BC.
This technology was an underground channel that carried fresh water several kilometres from mountain slopes to plains so that farmers ...
Directed by Moein Karrimoodini • 2015 • Iran
Ali’s 90-year-old grandfather always told his family, “A Turkman without a horse is not a Turkman”. Following in the family tradition, Ali trains the sturdy creatures for a grand race in a northern Iranian province. His favourite horse, Ilhan, ha...
Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb • 2004 • Iran
Back Vocal tells the story of women singers, whose unaccompanied singing is forbidden by religious laws of the country, but who nonetheless try to remain active; even if that means taking the second seat. I knew from the beginning that such a ...
Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2021 • Iran
Sistan and Baluchestan Province is located in the southeast of Iran in an arid desert climate.
Due to the drought, most of the villagers were forced to immigrate to other towns.
This documentary shows two lifestyles in the desert region. One group...
Directed by Mehran Tamadon • 2009 • Iran
In a desert, on a hill, men and women in chadors and children wander through a vast open air "museum" dedicated to the memory of the martyrs of the Iran-Iraq war. It is Iranian New Year and we are close to the Iraqi border. I'm following my guide. He...
Directed by Tanaz Eshaghian • 2008 • Canada/Iran/UK/USA
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, a country with strict social mores and traditional values, sex-change operations are legal. Over twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa (religious edict) making sex change permissible for “d...
قبل از انقلاب
Directed by Dan Shadur • 2013 • Israel
Today they may be sworn enemies, but in the 60s and 70s thousands of Israelis lived in Iran. Protected by arms deals and complex financial ties, the Israelis enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle, wilfully blind to the corruption they supported. But in...
بهجت صدر: زمان معلق
Directed by Mitra Farahani • 2006 • Iran
Behjat Sadr is one of the pioneers and masters of modern art in Iran. This film is a journey into the life and works of a poetic and brilliant painter. Ms. Sadr guides us through her intense, compelling canvases, musing on her process, ...
آن سوی حصار
Directed by Arman Gholipour Dashtaki • 2018 • Iran
Behnaz is a talented football player. Her dream is to play for the Iranian football team and in the European leagues. But being a girl and living in a small town in Iran presents difficulties.
Directed by Mohammadreza Farzad • 2012 • Iran
In 1978, on the verge of the revolution, more than 130 cinemas burned down across Iran, including 28 in Tehran. Who set them on fire, how was it done, and why?
صنایع بنیاد مستضعفان
Directed by Kamran Shirdel • 1989 • Iran
Forbidden from pursuing his interest in observing and analyzing his society, Shirdel was forced to turn his creative and technical talent to the making of a great number of commissioned and institutional films. "Bonyad-e Mostazafan Ind...
نون و نمک
Directed by Hamid Rahmanian • 1999 • Iran
Breaking Bread is a slice-of-life documentary about a Korean-American family who invited an Iranian friend to make a final meal for their dying father. This poetic journey explores the interaction of different cultures through the celebration of...
بانو مرا دریاب
Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2010 • Iran
'Care For Me Lady' focuses on the life of Ahmad Reza Ahmadi, one of the greatest poets of the New Wave in Iranian poetry. His distinctly unusual and surreal style is easily recognizable, setting him apart from his peers. Nasser Saffarian's...
Directed by Arash Kamali Sarvestani • 2017 • Netherlands/Australia
Since 2013 the Australian Government has been incarcerating refugees and asylum seekers arriving by boat on Manus Island and Nauru. The Manus Island compound currently detains a refugee who is also a journalist. This individu...
Directed by Alireza Mansouri • 2019 • Iran
Asghar Alvāri is a projectionist with Cinema Chahārbāq and a WIA spending time with old friends, reminiscing on memories and movies, until the cinema is taken over and unfortunate events happen to the projectionist.
Directed by Reza Sayah • 2018 • Iran
Comeback is the story of the Iranian National Polo team's return to the international scene. Iran is the birthplace of polo but soon after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the sport all but disappeared in Iran. Comeback documents the history of polo in Iran, ...
گفتگو با انقلاب
Directed by Robert Safarian • 2011 • Iran
The media images of the 1979 revolution are derived from a few sources that are repeatedly rearranged – and can reveal hidden stories and people. Safarian takes a personal look at the events, their cinematic presentation and the concept of...
Directed by Taghi Amirani • 2019 • UK/USA/Iran
While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The English Patient) discover never seen before archive sitting in vaults and basem...
Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2015 • Iran
A fascinating insight into the Iranian pop music industry, Nasser Saffarian examines the history of the 'anti-love song,' a form that rejects the idea of the conventional love song in favor of darker subject matter, such as bitterness, ...
سیروس بود و نبود یک محله
Directed by Mina Saidi-Shahrouz • 2016 • Iran
Cyrus is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tehran adjacent to the market. Since 2005, different plans for renovation and improvement have changed the lives of families.