Iran, In My Dreams

|In My Dreams, Iran|
Is a short film aiming to capture Iranian dreams of freedom.
Whether small or large, common or particular, the people of Iran have unique hopes, and dreams for a brighter future.
However, through years of domination and oppression, our visions and aspirations have collected dust.
Locked away, no longer considered attainable.
With the current uprising, many people have found the key to their dreams once again.
This film explores what some of these dreams are from multiple perspectives and backgrounds.
Iranians are a diverse group of people, ranging from many cultures, religions, and identities.
This film aims to capture some of these nuances by including dreams from Kurdish Iranians, Bahai’s, Christians, queer folks, and more.

Everyone has a dream for freedom.
What does that dream look like to you?

  • Yasaman Asgari
  • Yasaman Asgari
  • Bahram Davani
    Sound Engineer
  • Yasaman Asgari
  • Bahram Davani
  • Golnoush Pak
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ایران در آرزوهای من
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Persian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital DSLR and Iphone
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Iranian Students’ Cultural Organization at UC Berkeley
    United States
    March 18, 2023
  • Iranian Students’ Cultural Organization at UC Berkeley
    United States
    December 2, 2022
Director - Yasaman Asgari
Director Statement

I’m a 26 year old multimedia artist currently based in San Francisco. I was born in Tehran, Iran and immigrated to New York City when I was ten. I received my Masters in International Relations from the University of Manchester in the United kingdom. I’ve struggled to find a personal identity among the many cultures I’ve lived in. I’m not quite Iranian, American or European. Therefore my creative work focuses on the shared values, and commonalities between these cultures.
One of my biggest takeaways is that we have more in common than we have differences. I want my work to reflect that connection. To bring marginalized voices to the forefront. To dispute harmful stereotypes, and ultimately get people to care about each other.