Private Project

One way

"One way" is a short documentary about an Iranian couple who were separated since May 2015 because of U.S. visa regulation for Iranian students. Mojde and Yasser moved to America in 2013 for higher education. Mojde, went to visit her family in Iran in 2015 and she could never come back since then. Her visa got rejected three times, due to unrelated and insufficient reasons. Her husband is still here in the U.S. trying to finish his studies to join her soon.
This film will shed some light on visa regulations and how it impacts families and loved ones. This is a rare and unusual case.

  • Parisa Ghaderi
  • Parisa Ghaderi
  • Mehrzad Samadi
  • Mojde and Yasser
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of, United States
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Director Biography - Parisa Ghaderi

Parisa Ghaderi (b.1983, Tehran, Iran), is a visual artist and film maker who earned her BA in Visual Communications from Art & Architecture University (Tehran, Iran) in 2006, and her MFA in Art and Design from the University of Michigan (USA) in 2014. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including South Asian Women Collective (Shirin Gallery, NY), the 6th International Media Arts Award (Queensland, Australia), ExperimentoBio, (Spain), A Woman house or a Roaming House? (A.I.R. Gallery, NY), Fadjr International Visual Arts Festival (Tehran, Iran), and the Red bull House of Art (Detroit, MI). Her work is featured in The Huffington Post, The Brooklyn Rail, Video Focus (France), Nineteen Sixty Nine (University of California, Berkeley), the Michigan Daily, Unite Women (online), and the Visual ARTBEAT Magazine (Austria). Her short film "Still" has been screened at Women's Independent Film Festival, Santa Monica, California, The International Film Festival for Documentary, Short, and Comedy, Indonesia, and CINEWEST, Sydney, Australia. "Still" won an the International Award of Merit Winners, from the International Film Festival for Documentary, Short, and Comedy, Indonesia.

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