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This month on Docunight On-Demand

We are in the process of adding many documentaries to our On-Demand platform, from new documentaries to old classics. This month we are happy to announce adding 5 documentaries by Kamran Shirdel to our classics section.

Kamran Shirdel was born in 1939 and studied first architecture and then film at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. After graduating in 1964, Shirdel returned to Tehran and joined a group of film-makers producing documentaries for the Ministry of Culture. Over the next few years, Shirdel produced six films which frankly analyzed and revealed the dark side of society by making use of a social consciousness familiar from Italian neo-realism. All these films were immediately banned, in certain cases the material was confiscated during production. Shortly after the revolution of 1979, the films and the unedited material were released for a short time and Shirdel was able to finish the films.

For more than 30 years, Kamran Shirdel had to limit his activity to making commissioned films for the industry. Only in 2001, he produced his next author’s film, “Solitude Opus 1”. In 2000 Shirdel created the Kish Documentary Film Festival which offers a platform to Iranian documentary film-makers.

You can watch all Shirdel classics on Docunight On-Demand: Women’s Prison, Women’s Quarter, Tehran Is The Capital Of Iran, The Night It Rained, and Solitude Opus 1.