Docunight Posts

November 2015

The fringes of Iranian society can be a lonely place, especially if you are a teenage girl with few resources to fall back on.

October 2015

Newly released from a psychiatric hospital after a bout of severe depression brought on by the death of his pet fox, truck driver Mahmood Kiyani Falavarjani returns to his family, work, and favorite hobby – filmmaking.

September 2015

The film looks at Kiarostami’s career, finding themes and stylistics that have reoccurred throughout his canon, from his early shorts to his later international successes, with a special focus on his first feature, 1977’s The Report.

August 2015

Mehran Tamadon brings a European sensibility and sense of humor to a surreal encounter he engineers by inviting four bearded defenders of the Islamic Republic of Iran to debate basic issues with him, like the need for women to wear headscarves and freedom of the press.

July 2015

Akram, an illiterate Iranian woman, shows us that true talent will always refuse to be stifled and that you don’t need an education to understand, to feel, and to paint. / With a career spanning more than fifty years, Behjat Sadr is one of only a handful of women artists to have received international accolades for their work.

June 2015

Monir (2014) is a documentary about the life and work of Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Farmanfarmaian pioneered new forms of geometric mirror works in the 1970s, creating an artistic language informed by traditional Iranian craft and her formative years spent in New York. The film explores a range of factors that have made her one of the most innovative and influential artists of the Middle East: from her method of constructing mirror mosaics to political changes in her own country and her subsequent migration to New York. Monir paints a portrait of an unstoppable artist who returned to Tehran…

May 2015

“Caged” tells the story of the iconic MMA athlete, Reza Madadi. Reza fled Iran at the age of 12 and went to Sweden as a refugee. / Street Sultans is a Documentary about Parkour in Iran.

April 2015

During the 60’s and 70’s thousands of Israelis are living in Tehran, enjoying a special relationship with the Shah and his dictatorial rule.

February 2015
January 2015

A documentary about the Godars, Artist-Gypsies Living in Iran. / Despite the threat of mines, assassination, and death by dehydration and starvation determined Shiite Muslims as many as 3,000 a day, have been pouring across the Iran-Iraq border since the fall of the Iraqi government.