PANAH, 15min., Iran, Drama
Directed by Fatemeh Ghadirinezhadian
Panah, a Middle-aged transgender mom is trying to leave Iran, in order to have sex reassignment procedures. She receives a phone call that her visa and medical docs have been rejected. Now, her only hope and motivation is to once more see the only true love of her life, and be accepted by him for her authentic true self.
I only make movies about topics that are either very important to me or send me on a journey of discovery. Filmmaking for me is not a job, it's a passion. It's a tool to push boundaries and break taboos. It's an intrigue to start having conversations about uneasy topics and to step into uncharted territories of discovery. Discovering myself and the world around me. As a psychologist, I am a good listener and I am always interested in the complexity of the human mind and behavior. And as a Middle-Eastern female filmmaker, I feel a great responsibility to be authentic and non-judgmental... to represent marginalized communities... to claim my own rightful voice and to be a voice for those forcefully silenced.