Private Project

Kasra Online

In Iran, during the unexpected lockdown, Mahsa's family life is disrupted. She carries the weight of hardship and familial challenges, including an addict husband. With the shift to online education, Mahsa, who lacks formal education herself, faces the daunting task of overseeing her son Kasra's schooling. Despite these obstacles, Mahsa embraces online learning, determined to provide the best opportunities for her son. Her journey becomes a testament to resilience and a mother's dedication to her child's education. Mahsa's efforts inspire others facing similar challenges, showing that education is a lifelong journey. Through her love and willingness to learn, Mahsa strengthens her bond with Kasra and discovers her own potential for growth. Her story exemplifies a mother's transformative power and dedication to her own as well as her child's future, even in the face of academic challenges.

  • Soudabeh Beizaei
  • mahnaz Tafaghi
    Film Distributor
  • Soudabeh Beizaei
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Soudabeh Beizaei

Soudabeh Beizaee is an acclaimed actress and director. Her filmography works are shorts "A Man of Integrity" (2017), "Like My Name Pegah" (2018), and "Immortality" (2016). She collaborated with Mohammad Rasoulov, a seasoned filmmaker, in her early career, creating a thought-provoking documentary that earned her the Best Documentary Award at the Independent Documentary Festival of the Cinema House. Despite facing challenges in domestic distribution, Soudabeh's passion for storytelling led her to embark on her next project. Her documentary explores the emotional connection between an elderly tambourine-player and a young city girl grappling with isolation and disconnection from societal norms. Through her work, Soudabeh delves into themes of identity and the search for meaning in a fragmented world. Her dedication to highlighting the human experience showcases her resilience and commitment to her craft. Soudabeh Beizaee continues to make a significant impact on the film industry, offering thought-provoking narratives that resonate with audiences. This documentary marks her first feature documentary.

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Director Statement

As a woman director in Iranian society, my film explores the struggles and resilience of women like Mahsa, who face societal expectations and limited opportunities. Through her story, I aim to showcase the transformative power of a mother's love and determination. Despite challenges, Mahsa defies limitations, proving that education is a lifelong journey that transcends traditional classrooms. I seek to challenge stereotypes, foster empathy, and empower viewers to recognize the profound impact of a mother's dedication on shaping a brighter future.