Since Amir’s father died some years ago, the 14-year-old has been responsible for his younger sisters. Against resistance from the village, he tries to save his sisters from being married off. The film shows how global changes in society reach all the way to the rural areas of Iran. Dayela Valenzuela
Writer: Jafar Najafi. Production: Global Pictures. Producer: Jafar Najafi. Length: 61 min. International Sales: Global Pictures
The Iranian filmmaker began in cinema as a sound assistant and photographer. He then studied film at the Tehran University of the Arts. His works have been shown at numerous festivals and have won prestigious awards.
ASHO, IR 2019, 30 min.
MAKEUP ARTIST, IR 2021, 76 min.
ALONE, IR 2022, 61 min.
Nominated for the DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit
Nominated for the DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency
The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.