Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars
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 (Denmark, 1964) SEPIDEH: REACHING FOR THE STARS is her first feature documentary