In support of current protests and the incessant struggle by Iranian women (and men) for a secular, democratic Iran, a programme of shorts directed by – and centrally focussed upon – women and women’s lives. These shorts illustrate the struggles Iranian women go through to access their freedom and agency in a repressive, oppressive society.
EHSAN ABBASI | IRAN | 2022 | 13 MIN | FARSI S.-T.EN.
The only teacher of a traditional rural and remote Iranian village becomes a surrogate to earn enough money to fund their transition.
JAVID FARAHANI | IRAN | 2022 | 9 MIN | FARSI S.-T.EN.
A young hetero couple gets into unwanted tension in a car over a hijab… and this is just the beginning of the story!
RAMIN GHANBARI SAMANI | IRAN | 2022 | 19 MIN | FARSI S.-T.EN.
A girl who is rejected by her family for sexual issues decides to save a dog.
FATEMEH ASKARPOUR + ELYAS ASKARPOUR | 2021 | IRAN | 10 MIN | FARSI S.-T.EN.
Two trans people fall in love and hide their relationship at work but make a date to meet up.
“SEX” OF DEATH
MOHAMMAD HADI JAMAL + FAKHREDIN JAMALI | IRAN | 2022 | 11 MIN | FARSI S.-T.EN.
A man is trying to kill himself in a hotel room, suddenly someone knocks on the door and enters…
SADEQ ES-HAQI | IRAN | 2022 | 22 MIN | PERSIAN S.-T.EN.
The daily life of Arash and Rahi, a gay couple living in Tehra is disrupted by the mysterious ghost of Rahi’s ex-lover, Sadeq, who asks him to live with him again. In time, they develop a new, creative way of living with each other peacefully.
MARZIEH FAKHAR | IRAN | 2022 | 18 MIN | FARSI S.-T.EN.
Titi follows a woman who after five years of an unhappy marriage takes all the steps to undergo a transgender procedure when she realizes that she is pregnant.