Forty years ago, the Shah and the Iranian monarchy were overthrown. Ayatollah Khomeini, the new religious leader, had tens of thousands of political opponents arrested and murdered after his seizure of power. Among the prisoners were the parents of the director and actress Maryam Zaree. They survived the years in the infamous Evin Prison and were able to flee to Germany. But Zaree learned nothing from her parents about the circumstances of her birth. What does the silence about such a trauma do to a family? How can they deal with such violence when the perpetrators are still in power and the victims have internalized the oppression? Maryam Zaree laboriously works through the thicket of repression, in which the private and the political are inseparably interwoven.
Theatrical release is on the 17th of October 2019:
followed by a filmtalk
Maryam Zaree (Regisseurin)
Shamira Raphaela (Filmemacherin)
Martina Dase (Save the Children, Germany)