Braving the Waves

    • Mina Keshavarz
    • France, Iran, Norway, Lebanon
    • 54 min
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    Roghieh, a woman from rural Iran, has built up her own bazaar, where several hundred women come every day to sell food and handicrafts to make a living. It all goes well until the village mayor decides to tear down the bazaar and build a shopping mall instead. But Roghieh won’t give up without a fight. "Braving the Waves" is a subtle documentary that uses the story of the bazaar to give a fascinating insight into the daily lives of some women on the Iranian countryside. 

    Credits

    Director
    Mina Keshavarz
    Production
    Mina Keshavarz for Mindoc Film Production
    Co-production
    Gammaglimt AS

    Contact

    World Sales
    Catherine Le Clef for CAT&Docs
    Festival Handling
    Maëlle Guenegues for CAT&Docs

    More information

    Available versions
    54' / 90',video,color
    Spoken languages
    Persian

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    IDFA history

    2016
    Supported with €17000 for Classic: Production & postproduction

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