For The Birds
Directed by Tara Atashgah
A crowd of people in Iran gather to watch the execution of a young woman accused of adultery. She begs everyone for help. But the crowd all watch in fear, except for one particular young man who cannot remain silent. The film is inspired by the true event of execution of the 16-year-old Atefeh Sahaleh in 2004.
89 minsA specially curated shorts program of works from Iran and US-based Iranian filmmakers, contextualizing the recent surge of up-and-coming Iranian filmmakers, and capturing the social atmosphere throughout the one decade after the 1999 student protest.