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My Iranian Paradise

Written and directed by: Katia Forbert Petersen & Annette Mari Olsen

Photography: Katia Forbert Petersen

Editor: Mette Zereuneith assisted by Mora Rahgozar

Producers: Annette Mari Olsen & Katia Forbert Petersen

Co-producer: Ghasem Gholipour


Duration: 78 minutes

Produced by: Sfinx Film/TV in cooperation with DR2, The Danish Film Institute, MEDIA

Developement Programme & MEDIA Broadcast Programme of the European Union, Nordisk

Film & TV Fond and Images of the Middle East, in association with: TVP1, YLE Co-productions,

BHRT, LRT and DR International Sales.

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A documentary film-essay. One of the directors of this film (Annette) was raised in Persia. Her father was a Danish engineer and her mother a survivor from one of Stalin’s Gulag labour camps. In this film, the life of a family is reflected in the history of Iran from the 30s and onward to the Islamic Revolution, until oil began tearing the world apart. The film differentiates perceptions of enemy images and political generalizations. With the eyes of ordinary people we experience how any given person’s fate can change from one day to the next, when politics and leaderships change. Through an understanding of its past, contemporary Iran is uncovered.

Read an interview with the two filmdirectors in Danish Institute's FILM# MAGAZINE

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