Films

Divorce Iranian Style, 78-minute documentary, shot in Tehran Family Courts in 1997, with Kim Longinotto, for ‘True Stories’ series, Channel 4 TV (first broadcast August 1999). Premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival, August 1998. Awards include Silver Hugo, Chicago Film Festival 1998; Silver FIPA, Biarritz FF 1998; Golden Spire and Grand Prize, San Francisco International Film Festival 1999; Flaherty Award, BAFTA, 1999.
 

 

Runaway, 87-minute documentary, shot in a shelter for runaway girls in Tehran in 2000, with Kim Longinotto, for ‘True stories’ series, Channel 4 TV, UK. Premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival, August 2001. Finalist for Joris Ivens award at IDFA, Amsterdam 2001; Best Documentary, Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema 2002; Silver Dhow, Zanzibar International FF 2002; Children’s Rights Award, Osnabruck 2002; Best International Film, Maremma Doc. Festival, 2003.