Trans*Cultures in Iran
At the End of Evin
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021, 19.00 hrs
Feature film, 78 min, Farsi with English subtitles
Directors Mohammad Torab Beigi, Mehdi Torab Beigi
Cast Mehdi Pakdel, Ra’na Azadivar, Ali Baqeri, Babak Karimi, Farid Samavati, Shabnam Dadkhah, Mehri Kazemi
“A powerful story about a transgender girl in Iran who finds a rich man to pay for her gender reassignment surgery, only to discover that there is something very wrong here …” Participant of several LGTB film festivals and winner of the “Melis Award as Best Asian film at the Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival”.
Guest: Mohammad Torab Beigi (Director, Teheran)
Mina Akbari (*1977) Studied communication and media sciences at the University of Tehran. After 1995, worked for “Jame’e”, the first reformist newspaper under Mohammad Khatami. Afterwards, cultural editor at “Toos”, “AKhordad”, “Fath”, “Hamshahri”, “Etemad”, “Etemad Melli”, among others – all of which were sooner or later banned from publication. Her next documentary is about the representation of Iranian women in cinema.