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by Maryam Zaree


Born in Evin follows filmmaker and actress, Maryam Zaree, on her quest to find out the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Exactly forty years have passed since the monarchy of the Shah of Iran was toppled and the Islamic Republic declared. In the 1980's Ayatollah Khomeini, the so-called religious leader, had tens of thousands of political opponents arrested, persecuted and murdered. Among them the filmmaker's parents who, after years in prison, managed to seek asylum in Germany. The family never talked about their persecution and imprisonment. Maryam Zaree faces the decades-long silence and explores her own questions about the place and the circumstances of her birth.

international title: Born in Evin
original title: Alles über Evin
country: Germany, Austria
sales agent: Syndicado Film Sales (US)
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Maryam Zaree
film run: 95'
release date: DE 17/10/2019
cinematography by: Siri Klug
film editing: Dieter Pichler
producer: Alexandre Tondowski, Ira Tondowski
co-producer: Karin C. Berger, Sabine Gruber, Arash T. Riahi
production: Tondowski Film, Golden Girls Filmproduktion
distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih

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