Feature documentary (2020) “I want my voice to be heard” The Female Voice of Iran Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin femalevoiceofiran.com
documentary about female singers inside Iran and their deep wish: "I want my voice to be heard".
and stunning voices, rarely heard in this intensity before. Seems to present a portrait of exceptionally
courageous women , their commitment, dreams and untold stories, all this delicately filmed...!
Dealing with cultural censorship in Iran, women singers started using
also digital media more. Invited by a magical entity, female voices from all over the country gather to
make their dream come true.
An impossible dream will be set in the world of Iranian reality in 2019. Thanks to
Instagram it becomes viral: from all parts of the multi-ethnic country singers are
contacted with the aim to meet in Esfahan.
The film shows how music emerges at the roots of life and finds its way into the world with
primordial power. Whether at the age of 15 or 97 years, the impressive voices of these women touch us
at heart, their courage and their personalities cast a spell on us.
woman introduces her talisman, a small golden camel called “Negar”, as the
storyteller of her deepest wish: “I want my voice to be
heard”. She creates an Instagram account to get in contact with female singers
Her plan seems impossible – she
seeks to organise a gathering of many female voices from all over Iran, who have been isolated until
now. They are supposed to meet in a garden in Esfahan, in the very middle of this
To make this vision come true, she finds the help of two travellers, who she
invites to only listen – and learn more about the real stories behind all these different women.
The two travellers, one
from Berlin, one from Esfahan, follow the path of
Negar, starting their journey at the Persian Gulf. From there
they travel to all cardinal points, the North, the South, the West and the East.
way they meet surprisingly strong women personalities and come to understand the different aspects of
the oriental way to celebrate the love for life.
Most of these female singers don’t know
each other yet, but all of them are encouraged to join the dream of Negar, to come
to the garden in Esfahan. But will the seemingly impossible happen?
Nobody has ever done it before, many tried but failed. Will they overtake the risk? How is their way?
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The Female Voice Of Iran
Official Sites: official website Producer: Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin Director: Andreas Rochholl Associate Producers: Yalda Yazdani, Sebastian Leitner Editor:
Sebastian Leitner Sound Mix: Alexander Semrow, Volker Wendisch Cameras: Christoph
Wieland, Andreas Rochholl, Sebastian Leitner, Country: Germany Language: Persian | English
Company Credits Production Co: KADMOS Produktion, SLfilm.
Technical Specs Runtime: 76 min Color: Color Aspect
Ratio: 1.85 : 1