Formerly Youth Square (Meydane Javanan – Sabegh)

Sun, 29 November 2020 | 15:00

Iran 2019
Documentary, 71′, original with English subtitles
Director & screenplay Mina Akbari
Camera Mohammadreza Kianpanah
Music Ali Samadpour
Performing artists Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, Ahmad Gholami, Newshah Tavakolian

The journalist and filmmaker Mina Akbari looks at an old photograph showing seventy former members of the editorial staff of the newspaper “Jame’e”, taken at what was then “Youth Square”. In 1997, the reform movement under President Khatami was on the rise, and a new spirit also encouraged the creation of new magazines. Akbari visits the colleagues of yesteryear and lets them tell their stories – over twenty years later, only six are still working in their old profession.

Followed by an online conservation with the filmmaker (inquired)!

Ticket prices
Price per film: 6,80€*
The tickets can be purchased on the streaming site. The sale starts on Thursday (26.11.) at 18 o’clock. Billing will be handled by Rushlake Media.

A festival pass (for 10 films) can be purchased for 39 €* by e-mail. You will receive a payment order from the general cinema as well as 10 coupon codes with which you can pay for the films on the streaming site.

* incl. fees


Mina Akbari (*1977) studied Communication and Media Studies at the University of Tehran. After 1995, she worked for “Jame’e”, the first reformist newspaper under Mohammad Khatami. Subsequently, she was cultural editor at “Toos”, “AKhordad”, “Fath”, “Hamshahri”, “Etemad”, “Etemad Melli” – all of which were sooner or later banned from publication. Her next documentary film will deal with the portrayal of Iranian women in cinema.