Like No One Else
Mehdi Azar Yazdi known as the father of children's literature in Iran was born in 1923 in Yazd. His most famous work "Good Stories for Good Children" has been one of Iran's bestselling children's book. it won the Unesco Prize in 1966 and the Royal Book Award in 1967. The day of his death has been...
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.
Here the Seats Are Vacant
The life of Iranian women who were working in the mainstream Iranian cinema changed drastically after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. These women use to get small roles or dance in these movies. But they suddenly eliminated from the industry after the revolution.
Shahrzad was sold by her father...
Marriage and being wanted by men are still a significant issue in Iranian patriarchal society. The meaning of beauty and its criteria is dramatically transformed in the past 40 years with mandatory hijab in the Islamic Revolution.
Masoumeh, a single 34-year-old hairdresser and owner of a small be...
Radiograph of a Family
“Mother married a photo of Father,” says director Firouzeh Khosrovani in the opening of this deeply personal documentary. She’s not speaking metaphorically though. Her mother Tayi literally married a portrait of Hossein in Teheran—he was in Switzerland studying radiology and was unable to travel ...