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...
Tehran Is The Capital Of Iran
تهران پایتخت ایران است
Directed by Kamran Shirdel • 1966 • Iran
Tehran Is the Capital of Iran (Tehran Paytakht Iran Ast, 1966-79) documents life in a deprived district in the south of Tehran. The images of destitution in Tehran’s poor areas is accompanied by a variety of spoken accounts: the offi...
Directed by Kianoush Ayari • 1979 • Iran
Kianoush Ayari’s documentary captures rare scenes of everyday life on the streets of Tehran in the months following the revolution of 1979 — that somewhat utopian period between revolutionary violence and the formation of a full fledged Islamic...
Directed by Amir Naderi • 1980 • Iran
Amir Naderi's first feature documentary in which he searches for those who went missing after the massacre of ‘Black Friday’ on September 8, 1978.
A Brief Peace
Directed by Ata Hayati • 2004 • Iran
Contrary to the Westerners who want to prolong their life, for the Orientals and specially the Muslims, death is the beginning of a new life which they embrace.
At least once a week, the people of Tehran go the biggest cemetery in their town (Behes...
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.
Tehran without Permission
Tehran, seen not as a megalopolis at the foot of volcanoes, but as a character. Tehran, not as something inhabited, but as a self-inhabited thing, moving, changing its face, its mood, its body. Tehran, strange, familiar, savage, welcoming. Tehran, entered into even though you never knocked at the...
Directed by Baktash Abtin • 2009 • Iran
"Mark" is a homeless drug addict who is living on the streets of Tehran, stealing from donation boxes and sleeping in the "Parks". He shares such an interesting and attractive account of himself from his past as a drug dealer, a husband, a father...
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...
Unwelcome in Tehran
Mina, the director, is a girl from Shiraz who gets married in order to move to Tehran. Influenced by her own life, she decides to make a documentary about the girls nationwide who, like Azar, move to Tehran (the capital city) to start an independent life away from their families’ watchful eyes an...
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...
Norooz, Tehran's Time
نوروز به وقت تهران
Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2015 • Iran
"Nowruz, Tehran's Time" is about Nowruz rituals in Tehran. While touring and watching the Nowruz rituals in Tehran, the film takes a look at the background of this ceremony in Tehran through conversations with Professor Abdullah Anvar, Ja...
Residents of One Way Street
اهالی خیابان یکطرفه
Directed by Mehdi Bagheri • 2015 • Iran
Residents of One Way Street is a documentary about the lives and memories of six residents of one street in Tehran: The current ‘Si-ye Tir’ or the former ‘Qavam-o-Saltaneh’ Street, located in District 12 of Tehran. This street is situate...
Cyrus, and There Was No Neighborhood
سیروس بود و نبود یک محله
Directed by Mina Saeedi Shahrooz • 2016 • Iran
Cyrus is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tehran adjacent to the market. Since 2005, different plans for renovation and improvement have changed the lives of families.
A Waltz for Tehran
والسی برای تهران
Directed by Zeinab Tabrizi • 2016 • Iran
Mehrdad Mehdi, one of the pioneers of street music in Iran, decides to get his old band members together to start a street music festival in Tehran. There are lots of obstacles and difficulties on this road which makes for a heartfelt and ...
Blue Barrier reconstructs the story of an urban highway recently inaugurated in the city of Tehran.
Directed by Behzad Nalbandi • 2019 • Iran
During the times when Tehran hosts foreign dignitaries, the local authorities clean up Tehran’s urban image through an ‘urban beautification’ process which includes the rounding up of unsavory characters from the city streets; i.e. drug addic...
The Land of Champions
چای و کباده
Directed by Maryam Ataei & Hossein Keshavarz Arshadi • 2022 • Iran /USA
The House of Power (zurkhuneh), a home for traditional Persian martial arts, creates a strong community in a south Tehran neighborhood. Members gather several times a week to listen to the leader (morshed) play th...