Director: Nahid Persson Sarvestani
Sweden, 2013, Blu-Ray, Color, 75’
Persian, Swedish, Turkish and English Subtitles
Nahid Persson Sarvestani who was a student and activist in 1979, when Iran’s dictatorial Shah regime went down, migrated to Sweden with her baby as Islamic regime gained power and started to oppress ex-allies, leftists. Thirty years later, after the protests against the goverment in 2009, with the feeling of guilt she has been suppressing for years, for leaving her brother behind, she meets five activist women who have undergone torture. The women break their psychological and physical blocks and share their prison experiences. Nahid Persson Sarvestani finds answers to her questions about the last days of her brother with their support…
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Audience Choice Award, 2013
Tempo Doc Festival Stockholm, Documentary Mention Award, 2013
Noor Iraian Film Festival, Best Documentary Director, 2013
The exhibition “Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection” examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.
Berggren acquires the techniques of photography in Berlin and holds different jobs in various European cities before arriving in İstanbul. Initially en route to Marseille, he disembarks from his ship in 1866 and settles in İstanbul, where he is to spend the rest of his life.
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