INVISIBLE

Short Film | 27:15 min |Iran, Islamic Republic of

Synopsis

The Berlin Wall is a metaphor for the concept of separation in this film. While seeing the remnants of the Berlin Wall today, surrounded by excited tourists, taking photographs, we hear the voices of several artists from different backgrounds who talk about their bitter personal experiences imposed on them due to their nationalities. These voices express their protest over the emphasis on the term “Nationality”, a very strong but hidden and invisible wall of today. They believe that stressing on the concept of nationality deepens the boundaries and separation between people, a separation similar to the one that the Berlin Wall created.

Director

Shirin Barghnavard is a documentary film producer and director based in Tehran. In her documentary films, she combines social issues with specific research on the role of women in the society. Among others she realized 21 Days and Me (2011), Profession: Documentarist (2014), Scenes from a Divorce (2015) and Poets of Life (2017). Her films were shown at international film festivals such as IDFA, Sheffield, Valladolid, London Essay Film Festival and Jihlava and has received International prizes including from Sheffield and Green Film Festival in Seoul. She started in 2013 working as a documentary film editor. She has edited numerous documentary films including Touran Khanom (2018) and Hey Humans (2016) directed by renowned filmmaker, Rakhshan Bani Etemad.

  • Shirin Barghnavard
    Director
  • Shirin Barghnavard
    Writer
  • Shirin Barghnavard, Mohammed Raza Jahanpanah
    Producer