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Panah, a Middle-aged transgender male parent, is trying to leave Iran, in order to have sex reassignment procedures. He receives a phone call that his visa and medical docs have been rejected. Now, his only hope and motivation is to once more see his son, and be accepted by him for his authentic true self.

  • Sana Norouzbaki
  • Fatemeh Ghadirinezhadian
  • Masoumeh Bayat
  • Amirhossein Norouzbaki
  • Nasim Adabi
    Key Cast
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    14 minutes 49 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Distribution Information
  • Shahab Farajollahi
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Sana Norouzbaki, Fatemeh Ghadirinezhadian

Sana Norouzbaki is a costume, production and art designer from Iran. She was born in 1988 in Tehran and also has a master's degree in architecture and Urban design. Some of her movie credits include All Through the Night (2020, Iran) , Hotel New Moon (2019- Iran, Japan) , Hello Mumbai (2016- Iran, India), Immortality (2016, Iran),… PANAH (2022, Iran) is her second directorial debut.
Fatemeh Ghadirinezhadian is an Iranian Director, writer and producer. She has a Ph.D. in psychology and has worked as a consultant on the sets of feature films and T.V series in Iran.
PANAH (2022, Short, Drama)
Where Is the Heaven (2013, Short, Drama)

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Director Statement

I only make movies about topics that are either very important to me or send me on a journey of discovery. Filmmaking for me is not a job, it's a passion. It's a tool to push boundaries and break taboos. It's an intrigue to start having conversations about uneasy topics and to step into uncharted territories of discovery. Discovering myself and the world around me. As a psychologist, I am a good listener and I am always interested in the complexity of the human mind and behavior. And as a Middle-Eastern female filmmaker, I feel a great responsibility to be authentic and non-judgmental... to represent marginalized communities... to claim my own rightful voice and to be a voice for those forcefully silenced.