MY STOLEN PLANET

FESTIVALS: Panorama Berlin


My Stolen Planet

Category |Arts & Culture, Conflicts, Human Interest, Human Rights, Justice, Photography, Politics, Religion, Women
Year | 2024
Country | Iran, Germany
Running time | 82’
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Production | JYOTI Film GmbH, Pak Film, Farzad Pak
Director | Farahnaz Sharifi




“My Stolen Planet" is a diary-style narrative by Farah, an Iranian filmmaker. Born during the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, she captures moments of joy and defiance in her daily life, navigating the contrast between domestic freedom and external oppression. Simultaneously, she collects 8mm archives from people she doesn't know. Relying on others' recordings, she gains a new perspective on losing memories.

Her connection with Leyla, an Iranian professor who left Iran during the revolution, adds a name and story to one of her archive's faces. Farah's mother, suffering from Alzheimer's, motivates her to fight against forgetting. In the fall of 2022, the Women, Life, Freedom uprising became a turning point in Farah's life, as well as in the lives of many others in Iran.

This is a homemade history.

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