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The story of a young village girl living in the first years after the Islamic Revolution of Iran...

  • sam javadi
  • sam javadi
  • maede oliyai
    Key Cast
  • zeynab banana
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 14, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Davis Feminist Film Festival
    United States
    May 19, 2015
Director Biography - sam javadi

Meysam “Sam” Javadi is an Iranian film and theater director based for the last three years in Tajikistan. He was Video Director for Mamak Khadem’s Whispers of Spring, which premiered at the LACMA, and he made music videos for many prominent Tajik musicians. He was the Director of Photography for the feature documentary After the Curtain, which premiered at Lincoln Center in February 2016. He is the founder of the theater group Bisarparastan, whose production Journalist, written and directed by Sam, went on an 11-city tour of Tajikistan and then to the 2016 Rumi Festival in Norway. Sam is also an accomplished dancer, musician, and actor. He brings this sensitivity to performance to his camera style. Sam speaks Persian, Turkish, and English.

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Director Statement

With this film, I wanted to show the effects of the Islamic Revolution on the lives of women in Iran and the future of Iran.