Voices from a Troubled World

Born in Evin

Maryam Zaree | Germany | Austria | 2019 | 95 min | German | English | French | Farsi with English Subtitles
Maryam Zaree | Germany | Austria | 2019 | 95 min | German | English | French | Farsi with English Subtitles

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:

22.09. | 18:00 | Kino in der Kulturbrauerei
Born in Evin

followed by a filmtalk
Maryam Zaree (Regisseurin)
Shamira Raphaela (Filmemacherin)
Martina Dase (Save the Children, Germany)

Credits
Director:  Maryam Zaree
Director of Photography:  Siri Klug
Montage:  Dieter Pichler
Sound Design:  Rudolf Gottsberger
Ton:  Michel Klöfkorn
Assistant Director:  Sylvaine Faligant
Production Manager:  Alex Tondowski
Producer:  Alex Tondowski, Ira Tondowski
Co-Producer:  Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Karin C. Berger
World Sales:  Syndicado Film Sales
Film Distribution:  Real Fiction
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