The confrontation between the recitation of Sin, a major piece by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad, and the warnings of Islamic clerics against female promiscuity (and their absurd 'remedies' for lust) gives rise to a short, powerful audiovisual piece that is both protest and poetry. (JY)
- International Film Festival Rotterdam - Bright Future Program (2019)
- Zagrebdox International Documentary Film Festival (2019)
- Athens International Film and Video Festival (2019)
- Melbourne International Film Festival (2018)
- New Horizons International Film Festival (2018)
Born in Shiraz, Iran, she is an artist-filmmaker living and working in London. Her work draws on the notion of ‘personal as political’ in a fractured narrative that involves a subtle negotiation between factual and fiction, exploring allegorical forms of visual narrative, using abstracted, symbolic and textual motifs and their on-screen representation.
Part performance, her work draws on womanhood and rites of passage, interweaving poetry, (self)-censorship and religion, combining a formal minimalist syntax and figurative mode of representation.
Her work is screened and exhibited internationally including, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Internationales KurzFilmFestival Hamburg, ICA London, British Film Institute, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Barbican London, Ciné Lumière Institut Français, London Short Film Festival, British Animation Awards, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and BBC.