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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tripping with Caveh

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2003 • USA
    Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi takes hallucinogenic mushrooms with singer-songwriter Will Oldham.

  • In the Bathtub of the World

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2001 • USA
    On January 1st, 1999, I started a one-year video diary. The idea was to shoot one minute each day. This is the result.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • VHS Diaries

    خاطرات وی اچ اس
    Directed by Niyaz Saghari • 2020 • Iran
    VHS Diaries is the tale of illegal home movies and the adventures of finding black market videos in post revolution Iran, during the Iran –Iraq war and the post war era when the ban on video was finally lifted but the foreign and art house f...

  • 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...

  • Mashhad

    مشهد
    Directed by Hossein Torabi • 1970 • Iran
    A documentary about the holy city of Mashhad, highlighting the contrasts of faith and modernity under Shah in the Iran’s early 1970’s. Narrated by late poet Ahmad Shamloo.

  • 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...

  • I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 1994 • USA
    I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore is a documentary about a filmmaker who takes a road trip to Las Vegas with his father and half-brother in an attempt to prove the existence of God. He posits that if God exists, and if God is indeed omniscient, omnipotent and om...