Private Project

I want To Be Afsaneh

Afsaneh is forced to marry at the age of thirteen because of her mother’s behavior that she discriminated between Afsaneh and her brothers. After three years of life with her husband, she becomes owner a boy. Due to the traditional thoughts and severity of his husband and his famliy she is separated from his husband. She is busy and passes her life in sewing. she has to supply the equipment that needed to work in installments way and this led to her acquaintance with her second husband . After getting married she realizes his addiction and despite having a girl she is separated from him. She has to sell his kidney to provide a shelter for her daughter and herself. After eight years living there , in order to repair the house she has to get some loans from an investor and therefore loses her house. Now she lives with her daughter Sahar in the dilapidated house. She works for a living in a store socks. She tells about her pains and problems that have never been solved for 40 years. Is her trying to keep her to be Afsaneh or eventually she breaks up under the burdens sitting on her shoulders?

  • Selma Nayebi
  • Selma Nayebi
  • Selma Nayebi
  • Afsaneh Shabani/Sahar Ardalani
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mikhaham Afsaneh basham
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    38 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Action On Film International Film Festival XI September
    Monrovia, CA 91016
    September 24, 2015
    Runner up for Best documentary
Distribution Information
  • Selma Nayebi
Director - Selma Nayebi