Afrideh is a documentary that depicts a mother's sacrifice for her young daughter suffering from Usher Syndrome.

  • Rayeheh Mozaffarian
  • Rayeheh Mozaffarian
  • Hamid Fanaee
    Film Editor
  • Kamyar Behbahani
    Sound Editing & Mixing by
  • Zahra Dasht-beshi
  • Ahmad Ahmadi
    Sound Recordist
  • Rayeheh Mozaffarian
  • Shamid Films
    Festival Distribution
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Disability, Usher Syndrome, Women, Functional Disability, People with Disability
  • Runtime:
    38 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Persian
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Rayeheh Mozaffarian

Rayeheh Mozaffarian is a researcher, sociologist and women's and children's rights activist who works in the field of social harms and breaking taboos in Iranian society.

So far, she has worked to raise public awareness about female genital mutilation, child marriage, and the recognition of female Zurkhaneh athletes.

She directed documentaries such as Sorkhoo, Ten Forty-One, and The Edge of Women's Participation.

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Director Statement

"Afrideh" is a documentary which tries to depict the life of a young girl (Nazanin) suffering from Usher Syndrome, and her mother's (Afarideh) continuous efforts to provide her with a normal life.

In Iran, several cases of Usher syndrome have been identified by this girl's mother, Jamileh Afrideh, but all of these patients have been left without educating them with any special skills such as reading, writing and, most importantly, communication with others.

These children are often ignored by their families.