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  • Double Feature: Women in Politics

    2 videos

  • Our Times

    روزگار ما
    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad • 2001 • Iran
    Rakhshan Banietemad decides to capture images of people involved in the presidential elections of 2001 in Iran. She follows some young cinema actors and artists, including her young daughter, who with lots of hopes and desires for future hav...

  • We Are Half of Iran's Population

    ما نیمی از جمعیت ایرانیم
    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad • 2009 • Iran
    The Women Rights Activists of Iran, consisting of a vast spectrum with different points of view, pose their questions to the 10th presidential candidates of Iran, three of which discuss their opinions. Ahmadinejad, the preside...

  • Tripping with Caveh
    Movie + 2 extras

    Tripping with Caveh

    Movie + 2 extras

  • In the Bathtub of the World

    Movie + 3 extras

  • Like a Woman

    مثل یک زن
    Directed by Mojgan Ilanlu • 2016 • Iran
    Faezeh Hahsemi, daughter of the Iran’s powerful former president, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani,​ is the most news making woman in the Islamic republic’s history. At first, she was only known as the daughter of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, but she...

  • Nasseredin Shah and his 84 wives

    Directed by Beate Petersen • 2011 • Norway
    In 1842 the 11-year-old heir to the Persian throne received a camera from Queen Victoria of England. In the following decades, he documented his life, revealing to the public eye what it was never supposed to see.
    “Nasseredin Shah and his 84 Wives” is ba...

  • CINEMADOOSTI: Iranian Cinephile Documentaries

    4 videos

    In memory of Negahdar Jamali
    Curation and notes by Ehsan Khoshbakht

    This programme celebrates the intense passion for film and its possibilities that persists among Iranians, in a series of documentaries that reflect 'cinemadoosti' – the Persian word for cinephilia. These are films about daydrea...

  • The Sheik and I

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2012 • USA
    Commissioned by a Middle Eastern Biennial to make a film on the theme of "art as a subversive act," independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi goes overboard. Told that he can do whatever he wants except make fun of the Sheik (who rules the country and finances the B...

  • Ferdowsi and the People

    فردوسی و مردم
    Directed by Hossein Torabi • 1977 • Iran
    A documentary about Ferdowsi, the great Persian poet of 9th century, the creator epic Shahnameh (the book of kings). The film examines the impacts of the poet and his masterpiece, almost one thousand years after its creation, on Iran and Iran...

  • Festival Selections: Asia Pacific Screen Awards

    4 videos

    Festival Selections:
    Asia Pacific Screen Awards

    In its new program in partnership with the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Docunight will showcase four outstanding documentaries by Iranian filmmakers. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards celebrates cinema and filmmaking in the Asia Pacific region and p...