DOK.fest goes schwere reiter

In 2024, six Mondays will again be dedicated to film at the performance venue schwere reiter. Matching the venue, we present documentaries dedicated to the performative arts of dance, theatre and music as part of the new cooperation.

Admission: 9,00 euros (Box office from 6pm at schwere reiter)
This event can be booked and attended with the KulturPass.




Deutschland, Iran, USA 2021 – Director: Sarvnaz Alambeigi – Original language: English, Farsi – Subtitles: German – Length: 80 min.

  • Mo., 29.07.24
    schwere reiter

On our online platform for the artistic feature-length documentary film you will find a new film released every month. You can view the other selections here in the overview. Since 1 February 1001 NIGHTS APART is available for a fee of 5.00 euros.


In Iran, dancing is forbidden – but some young people in Tehran are trying to teach themselves how to do it behind closed doors. They know hardly anything about the history of Iranian dance before the Revolution. Sarvnaz Alambeigi has discovered some rare film footage of the National Ballet from back then. How can someone bring together the old and the new generations of dance? Anna Magdalena Hofer



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  • No youth rating


Sarvnaz Alambeigi

Sarvnaz Alambeigi, born in Iran, graduated from Azadegan Graphic Art School in Tehran. Since 2000, she has been working as an independent documentary filmmaker and visual artist. Her films are shown in many different film festivals and museums around the world.


CYPHER AND LION, IR 2017, 28 min.
TOMORROWLAND, IR 2017, 70 min.
THE SECOND ROOM, IR 2014, 13 min.

Winner VFF Documentary Film Production Award 2022: Sarvnaz Alambeigi, Stefan Tolz, Thomas Riedelsheimer and Louise Rosen


Films on current occasions and topics characterize the DOK.special series. We present our programme together with Munich institutions from culture, society and media.



Writer: Sarvnaz Alambeigi. Camera: Mehdi Azadi. Sound: Ensieh Maleki. Editing: Hamid Najafirad. Music: Masoud Sekhavatdoust. Production: Filmpunkt GmbH, Rabison Art Production, Louise Rosen Ltd, SWR/ARTE. Producer: Sarvnaz Alambeigi, Stefan Tolz, Thomas Riedelsheimer, Louise Rosen. International Sales: Louise Rosen Ltd.

  • Mo., 29.07.24
    schwere reiter