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A Danc For Freedom

Nanny Asiah, an elderly woman who makes a living by selling sugar, makes a promise toherself after her son's execution in the Kurdistan prison that if she can stop someone from retribution (execution), she will dance and rejoice until the morning call to prayer.

  • Salem Salavati
  • Salem Salavati
  • Salem Salavati
  • Sharifeh Ahmadi
    Key Cast
  • Baran Ahmadi
    Key Cast
  • Mozaffar Saed Panah
    Key Cast
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    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Salem Salavati

Salem Salavati
Born: 1975 .. Kurdistan - Iran
Start activity: 1989 from Iranian Youth Cinema
Direction of 4 feature film in 2011 (The Departure Time) & 2013-14 (The Last Winter) & 2019 (At Dawn) & 2021 (The Fathers)
11 short films and 3 Documentary.
Director of photography 4 feature and so more 30 short film.
Gain more 88 Iranian or international prize in different parts (best movie, direction, script and photography in feature and short films)

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Director Statement

Throughout the history of cinema, many short and long films have been made about "execution", but what distinguishes this film in its narrative is the attention paid to the families of the execution victims who live with this tragedy for the rest of their lives.