Golara Khalilinejad's film international premiere

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 15:47

A documentary by alumna Golara Khalilinejad has been selected for two international film festivals: Durban International Film Festival (South Africa) and OFF - Odense International Film Festival (Denmark). It will be the world premiere of this project, produced in the context of the Cinema Master.

Iran is a Women's Name will have its international premiere at the 45th edition of the Durban International Film Festival, the largest film festival in South Africa. The film is part of the short film competition and is the only Portuguese production in competition. At the 2024 edition of the Odense International Film Festival, which is Oscar qualifying, the film will be shown in the Doc1 programme.

Golara Khalilinejad's film uses found footage to portray the revolution and the resistance movements against government oppression and violence against women and the Iranian people. 

The project was supervised by Diogo Costa Amarante and Marco Martins, and produced as part of the Cinema Master at the School of Arts.

More information on the festivals' websites:

Iran is a Women’s Name
Documentary, 33 minutes.

SynopsisAfter the death of 22-year- old Mahsa (Zhina) Amini by the morality police in September 2022, a movement emerges in Iran, transforming the lives of Iranians. Known as "Women, Life, Freedom," it begins at Mahsa's graveyard in Kurdistan and swiftly evolves into a nationwide protest. Demonstrations and strikes sweep across Iran, resulting in over 500 protestors killed by IRGC forces and their allies. The movement persists, causing the Mullahs to lose power and inch closer to their demise. 

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