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  • Fight Feast

    بزم رزم
    Directed by Vahid Hosseini • 2018 • Iran
    Fight Feast is about the vicissitudinous story of Iranian music between 1979-1989, the years just after the revolution through the end of Iran-Iraq war. The narrative of restrictions and obstacles told by musicians, composers, and state authorities...

  • First Case, Second Case

    قضیه شکل اول، شکل دوم
    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1979 • Iran
    This banned and rarely seen pseudo-documentary by Kiarostami is a testimony to his seldom acknowledged political shrewdness and his objective, complex perspective on the tumultuous events of the late 70s in Iran, culminating in the ...

  • Flax To Fire

    Movie

    Directed by Bahram Azimpour • 2017 • Iran
    Flax to Fire depicts the life and work of Aliasghar Hajibaba, an elite Iranian industrialist and entrepreneur. Originally trained as a quilt-maker in his youth, he manages to start an independent business in the midst of a tumultuous life. With the help o...

  • For Freedom

    برای آزادی
    Directed by Hossein Torabi • 1979 • Iran
    Pure “Direct Cinema”: Hossein Torabi films the events without knowing their outcome: Processions of mourning and jubilation, scenes after the fire in the “Cinema Rex” in Abadan, southern Iran, in which 377 viewers died; the famous interview with...

  • Formerly Youth Square

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Mina Akbari • 2019 • Iran
    Journalist Mina Akbari’s FORMERLY YOUTH SQUARE opens with a photograph of a group of 70 journalists taken about 20 years ago in Javanan Square. Of those, only six continue to work in their profession, including the filmmaker. Many emigrated after the 2009 unr...

  • Freedom In The Fog

    آزادی در مِه
    Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2007 • Iran
    This intriguing short portrays the lifestyle of a Spanish woman living in Washington D.C. as she protests the American occupation of Iraq. Residing in a tent directly outside of the White House, Conception Picciotto is a constant presence am...

  • Friends At Work

    Movie

    Directed by Mohsen Abdolvahab • 2017 • Iran
    In 1983, amidst the hardships of post-revolutionary and war-torn Iran, a group of engineering classmates established a steel foundry near the city of Sari, in the North of Iran. Their main goal was to gain income for themselves and at the same time elim...

  • He

    مانکن‌های قلعه حسن خان
    Directed by Sam Kalantari • 2015 • Iran
    HE tells the story of the birth and life of some mannequins. They are all created in the same way but their faith is not the same.

  • Hey Humans

    آی آدم‌ها
    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad • 2016 • Iran
    Through the charity organization, "Chain of Hope", a team of volunteer Iranian and French medical doctors treat underprivileged child patients from all over Iran in three branches of cardiac, orthopedics and rehabilitation to the highest sta...

  • Hidden

    پنهان‌شدگی
    Directed by Seyed Reza Razavi • 2019 • Iran
    A female documentary filmmaker in search of the person who had filmed a 20-second footage of a massacre during 1979 Iranian revolution.

  • Huguette Caland: Outside the Lines

    Directed by L’Or Iman Puymartin • 2019 • Lebanon
    This riveting documentary offers a window onto the life and work of the iconic artist, Huguette Caland. Earlier in her life, Caland lived in Lebanon where she married and raised three children, while studying Fine Arts at the American University in...

  • I Want To Be A King

    می‌خواهم شاه باشم
    Directed by Mehdi Ganji • 2015 • Iran
    Abbas has a dream: a dream that one day, he will be king of a tribe that will be revered by people the world over. The trouble is, he’s got a pretty busy day job. After two German tourists stumbled into his hut in nomadic Iran and left havin...

  • I, Akbar Etemad Split Atoms

    من اکبر اعتماد اتم می‌شکنم
    Directed by Vahid Hosseini • 2013 • Iran
    Akbar Etemad, born and raised in Hamadan, is the founder of the Iranian Organization of Atomic Energy and the first director of Bu-Ali-Sina University of Hamadan. He is known as the father of the nuclear science in Iran. This do...

  • I'm Just A Poet, Officer!

    من فقط شاعرم، جناب سروان!
    Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2016 • Iran
    An intimist documentary on Iranian songwriter and poet Yaghma Golrouee. Alternating performance footage, poetic digressions and interviews with the poet, the film explores Iranian music and songwriting through the years, chiefly...

  • In Search

    در جستجو
    Directed by Susan Bayani • 2009 • Iran
    To mark the 30th anniversary of the revolution, Susan Bayani makes a short documentary about “Search One” by Amir Naderi and the challenges he had to go through to make his first ever documentary in 1980.

  • Infidels (Koffar)

    Movie

    Directed by Bahman Kiarostami • 2003 • Iran
    Infidels (Koffar) is A Film about the Godars--Artist-Gypsies Living in Northern Iran. The film recounts the four ways which the Godars make their living: dancing, acting, hunting and music, and showcases their dedication to preserve their art and age-ol...

  • Into Thin Air

    گم و گور
    Directed by Mohammadreza Farzad • 2010 • Iran
    A short documentary film about the bloody massacre of innocent Iranian people in the birth month of the director, September 8 of 1979. it concentrates on a less than minute horrifying footage of the bloody killing of people who were unaware o...

  • Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution

    ایران: یک انقلاب سینمایی
    Directed by Nader Takmil Homayoun • 2006 • Iran
    Throughout the twentieth century, Iranian filmmakers never ceased to fight against monarchical and then Islamic power. From this confrontation, an original cinematography emerged and is today exported worldwide. This documen...

  • Iran, Utopia in the Making

    ایران، آرمانشهر در تکاپو
    Directed by Jocelyne Saab • 1980 • Lebanon
    The Iranian revolution leads to the Shah’s downfall and installation of the Islamic Republic. Avoiding the more sensational elements of the news this film questions Iranian society as a whole to try to understand what this wave o...

  • Iran’s Arrow, The Rise and Fall of Paykan

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Shahin Armin & Sohrab Daryabandari • 2017 • Iran
    Iran's Arrow is a film about a British car that was introduced to Iran in 1967. It was produced under the model name “Paykan” for 38 years. It can be seen in the streets of Iran today. The film shows the impact this car had on the Irani...

  • Iranian

    ایرانی
    Directed by Mehran Tamadon • 2014 • Iran
    An atheist, Iranian filmmaker Mehran Tamadon managed to convince four mullahs, all believers in the Islamic Republic of Iran, to come and stay with him for two days and engage in discussion. In this confined space, daily life is combined with debate...

  • Iranian Women's Liberation Movement, Year Zero

    جنبش آزادی زنان ایران - سال صفر
    Directed by Claudine Mulard • 1979 • France
    "Mouvement de Libération des Femmes Iraniennes, Année Zéro"
    In 1979, Iranian Women invite the American feminist Kate Millett to celebrate March 8, the International Women's Day, in Tehran. On March 7, the religious leader...

  • Janbal

    جنبل
    Directed by Mina Bozorgmehr • 2017 • Iran
    The rich Persian symbolic world is completely maxed out in an adventurous Iranian film about an artist's inner fantasy world. Fables, folklore, and Persian mythology meet in the adventurous Iranian docu-fiction 'Janbal', which takes place on the isla...

  • Kamancheh (The Kamancheh Player)

    Movie

    Directed by Bahman Kiarostami • 2004 • Iran
    Kamancheh seeks to celebrate and preserve the unique and beautiful music of the kamancheh. It explores the lives, work, and aspirations of Iranian musicians who have devoted themselves to this distinctive and challenging instrument.