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  • The Afar

    "The Afar", while introducing the ancient and local dances of Torbat Jam and Torbatt Heydarieh, introduces the influential figure of Farooq Kiyani in preserving the local dances of the region, including the dance of Afar, which was a ritual of Nowruz in ancient Iran. The movements of Afer are a s...

  • Iranian Pets Club

    In the last decade, keeping special pets such as snakes, tarantulas, alligators, monkeys, and even scorpions has become very common in Iranian houses.
    Unlike domestic pets such as dogs, these animals do not need to go outside the house and they are kept in the closed apartment spaces.
    Due to the ...

  • The Nowrooz Maqam

    The Maqaami music, aka Maqaam, is a form of traditional music found in the Middle East & Central Asia.
    In 2003, The United Nations declared the Maqaami Music a vocal masterpiece & a spiritual heritage of humanity.
    In this documentary, we’ll get to know more about a famous figure in Persian Maqaam...

  • Red Lipstick

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • Face Reading

    صورت خوانی
    Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2012 • Iran
    Curtain Reading (Pardeh khani) is a type of Iranian traditional religious stage play rooted in Iranian story-teller culture & painting. Its history goes back to Iran's pre-Islam era. This art form is now dying with very few Curtain Readers aroun...

  • 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 ...

  • Qelich

    Vahid Qelich, the former coach & goalkeeper of popular Iranian Football Club; Persepolis, was, in effect, ousted from football pitches after his golden era.
    He experienced hard days and over time, football fans forgot the honors he brought for his homeland. He succeeded in regaining his glorious...

  • Baluchi Garden

    باغ بلوچی
    Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2021 • Iran
    Sistan and Baluchestan Province is located in the southeast of Iran in an arid desert climate.
    Due to the drought, most of the villagers were forced to immigrate to other towns.
    This documentary shows two lifestyles in the desert region. One group...

  • Water Lorry

    کامیون آبی
    Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2021 • Iran
    This documentary is narrated by the driver of a lorry that carries water to the villages, and it deals with the story of Baluchestan people and the Iranian crocodile, and the competition and dangers on the way to find water in Baluchestan.

  • Aqueduct, The Story of Water

    کاریز
    Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2021 • Iran
    Aqueducts or Kariz were invented and developed by Iranians in the dry regions of Persia in the first millennium BC.
    This technology was an underground channel that carried fresh water several kilometres from mountain slopes to plains so that farmers...

  • The Story of Boulevard

    The Story of Boulevard is a documentary about Keshavarz Boulevard, one of Tehran’s important streets, The film is in effect a line-up of histories, events and narratives of the place and it’s deep rooted desires and contradictions waxing and waning, a course that makes Boulevard a collective belo...

  • The Greetings Line

    صف سلام
    Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2020 • Iran
    The story of the discovery and restoration of a large wall painting that dates back to the reign of Fath Ali Shah Qajar introduces us to a part of the culture, social and political history of the Qajar rule in Iran.

  • A Report about Mina

    Mina who lives in a corner of a park in Tehran, pays no mind to the hustle and bustle of the New Year’s celebrations. The film gives us a glimpse into fourteen days of her life as she plays with dogs, exchanges banter with other homeless people in search of drugs and cigarettes, and sleeps next t...

  • The Memory of Niavaran

    خاطره نی آوران
    Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2009 • Iran
    This documentary is going to review –after 30 years- the events leading to the overtaking of the Shah’s most important palace, Niavaran.

  • Plane Grove

    چنارستان
    Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2014 • Iran
    The 17km Vali Asr street with 60,000 plane trees connects the south of Tehran to the North. Afarideh's film portrays past hundred years of modern Tehran by looking at the longest street in the Middle East as a manifestation and remembrance of soci...

  • Blue Barrier

    Blue Barrier reconstructs the story of an urban highway recently inaugurated in the city of Tehran.