Docunight Posts

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.

December 2014
November 2014

‘Park Mark’ follows the life of a man during one night, roaming the streets of Tehran, stealing from charity boxes that are installed all over town. / The film documents Mori’s struggles with the issues of living in poverty and with his utter sexual frustration as a single man living in Iran.

October 2014

More than 20 years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa to make sex change permissible for “diagnosed transsexuals”.  “Be Like Others” is an intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex-change surgery,

September 2014

In “The Law in These Parts” Ra’anan Alexandrowicz has pulled off a tour-de-force examination of the system of military administration used by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967, featuring the system’s leading creators. 

August 2014

Negahdar Jamali has been making Western films continuously for the past 35 years under hard conditions, and this film is about the struggle with his family, friends, society, and others to make what he likes the most in his life “Western Movies”.

July 2014

Shahindokht Sanati replaced poppies with roses and opium with rosewater and took this so far as to transform the agricultural destiny of a whole region. / The struggles of contemporary Iranian singers and musicians working to be heard in their own country.

May 2014

Four directors of different ages and levels of experience, each present a view of the Kahrizak Charity Centre, introducing us to fascinating characters and rituals, and a reflection on life and death itself.

April 2014

For three years, Mehran Tamadon immersed himself into the very heart of the most extremist supporters of the Islamic Republic of Iran (the Bassidjis) to understand their ideas.

March 2014

With unprecedented access to Shargh at the time Iran’s leading reformist newspaper. Taghi Amirani goes behind the scenes with the paper’s young journalists as they went about their job of reporting and commenting on a wide range of social, cultural and political stories.