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  • Harat

    Starting from Paris, a little girl accompanies her mother - the filmmaker herself - to go to Iran, thus joining her grand-father and starting on a journey to Afghanistan, a country often dreamt of, but never visited since three generations, since her great grand-father - and being filmed on her t...

  • Iranian Journey

    Iranian Journey is a documentary road movie with Massoumeh Soltan Baloghie, the first woman long-distance bus driver in Iran and, probably, the whole Islamic world.
    On a 22-hour bus trip north to south across Iran from Tehran to Bandar Abbas, Massoumeh talks about her life and aspirations. Her pa...

  • Touran Khanom

    توران خانم
    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb • 2018 • Iran
    Touran Mirhadi (Khomarloo) is the founder of Farhad School, the Children's Book Council, and the Encyclopedia for Young People. She was also actively involved with close to 20 other institutions dealing with child devel...

  • Mother of the Earth

    مادر زمین
    Directed by Mahnaz Afzali • 2017 • Iran
    This documentary takes a brief look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband’s shared life, love and work and their attempt to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage. Due to their hard work and ingenuity, 100% of the city of Kermanshah’s...

  • All That's Missing

    تمام چیزهایی که جایشان خالی‌ست
    Directed by Zeinab Tabrizi • 2018 • Iran
    This documentary narrates the lives of two women, Mahnaz and Jamileh, who have both been diagnosed with breast cancer – one dies after a long battle with the disease, the other fully recovers and engages in charity, raising a...

  • 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...

  • Divorce Iranian Style

    Divorce Iranian Style goes behind-the-scenes at a divorce court in Tehran, following three couples as they try to resolve their conflicts. Like a real-life forerunner to Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winner A Separation, the film offers an intimate and nuanced look at marital strife that is both all too...

  • To Have Or Not To Have

    داشتن یا نداشتن
    Directed by Niki Karimi • 2001 • Iran
    To Have or Not to Have marks the directing debut of Niki Karimi, the best-known Iranian actress. Her documentary looks at the problems childless couples face in a society where infertility could seriously threaten a marriage.