Munic – Tehran

Deutschland 2011, Dokumentarfilm, 16mm, Farbe, 19’ | Regie, Buch, Schnitt Narges Shaid Kalhory | Bildgestaltung Tim Kuhn | Ton Nina Wesemann | Produktion Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München | Verleih Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München

»My friends and family show me via Webcam places in Teheran with which I associate pleasant memories together with them and we talk about these places. My mother’s apartment, my room. My friends surprise me – there’s a lot happening and there’s little happening. Through the pictures from Teheran, I can feel the familiar atmosphere of my hometown. Through these pictures, it is obvious that I won’t be able in person to experience this atmosphere for the time being, because I’m simply not allowed to return to Iran.«
Narges Shaid Kalhory


In 2009, NARGES SHAID KALHORY travelled from Iran to the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival with her film Die Egge (The Harrow). And when she, the daughter of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s highest-ranking cultural advisor, then applied for asylum in Germany, she was to come under the gaze of the international media for a few weeks. She has, in the meantime, been granted asylum and is now studying at University of Television and Film Munich.


Films by Narges Shaid Kalhory (Selection)
Bijan and Manigeh in Tehran 2009 | After Green 2009 | Hair 2008 | Die Egge 2008 | Illusions of a Persian Cat 2002 | Without Discussion 2001


Friday, 20 April 2012, 7 p.m., Filmpalette, Ticket

Narges Shaid Kalhory
Dokumentarfilm, Kurzfilm