BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars
Danmark / Iran / Norge / Sverige / Tyskland/ 2013/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
farsi, engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Anousheh Ansari, Hadi Hooshyar, Mohammad Hooshyar
DIRECTOR:
Berit Madsen
WRITER:
Berit Madsen
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah, Mohammad Reza Jahan Panah
PRODUCER:
Stefan Frost
Feminism from outer space

Sepideh is a young woman with a dream: She wants to follow her hero Anousheh Ansari into space. But in Iran such a dream is not common among women - nor is it encouraged. In both ambitions and interests, Sepideh goes against the grain in an Islamic society which has very strict and restricting roles for women.  Using this brave young woman's devotion to her dream as a springboard, SEPIDEH: REACHING FOR THE STARS is an informative and thought-provoking examination of the dismantling of the rights of Iranian women.

 

Berit Madsen

Berit Madsen (Denmark, 1964) SEPIDEH: REACHING FOR THE STARS is her first feature documentary

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