Tag: Iran

From a child’s perspective

ANIMATED MOVIES: Girls dressed as boys in Kabul and Tehran’s underworld of sex, drugs and rave music are portrayed through the eyes of children in the animated movies The Breadwinner and Tehran Taboo.

20th Circuit Suspects

TEHRAN: Six years in the life of an adolescent crime gang that breaks into cars in the streets of Tehran.

Two Centuries of Silence

A: Where are you from? B: Iran A: So you speak Arabic? B: No, we speak Farsi. Iranians are not Arab. We are Persian.

Strong and timely testimonials

By detailing the unknown people’s trial against Iran, this documentary provides an important and upsetting insight into the incumbent regime’s systematic human rights violations.


Making films under repressive regimes is a huge challenge. Making films about repressive regimes presents challenges of its own.

A slice of life in society

Director Azari often uses silence as a tool to elicit a thoughtful response. The subjects talking about last year’s election in Iran, unhesitatingly entrust the filmmaker with secrets.

Captured by a mobile phone

For Neda is the tragic story of 29-year-old Neda Agha Soltan whose death, during a street protest against the 2009 elections in Iran, was recorded on a mobile phone and shared via the Internet. This footage went viral, igniting national and international outrage.

POV IRAN: Threatened from within

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard points to fresh dissent within oppressive regime. A television film gives us first-hand testimony from recent defectors.

Once a democratic country

DOX met the Iranian artist and now filmmaker, Shirin Neshat, who won the prize for best director at the Venice Film Festival. Her feature film Women Without Men combines both the oppression of women in Iran and the historical moment when Iran turned away from being a democracy in 1953. These insights are still alarmingly relevant.

Risking life to cross the Iran-Iraq border

After the end of the Iran-Iraq War and the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, crossing the border between the two countries became possible again