Director: Nahid Persson Sarvestani
Denmark, 2004, DigiBeta, Color, 57’
Persian, English and Turkish Subtitles
The director returns to her motherland years after the Iran Islamic Revolution only to observe in surprise that the social injustices that existed before the revolution increased despite the regimes claims of justice, and drugs consuming and the gap between the classes expanded. The documentary is about two women who work as sex workers in order to raise their children, in a country governed by hard religious rules.
Guldbagge Awards, Best Documentary, Gulbagge Award, 2006
Cracow Film Festival, Golden Dragon Award, 2005
Créteil International Women’s Film Festival, AFJ Documentary Award, 2005
Monte-Carlo Tv Festival, Golden Nymph, New Documentaries, Best News Documentary, 2005
Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos.
Between 1963 and 1966 Andy Warhol worked at making film portraits of all sorts of characters linked to New York art circles. Famous people and anonymous people were filmed by Andy Warhol’s 16 mm camera, for almost four minutes, without any instructions other than ‘to get in front of the camera’.
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