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And, Towards Happy Alleys

(And, Towards Happy Alleys)

The young director uses her love of Iranian poetry to examine the situation of the Persian artistic community, which is constantly under threat from the authorities due to its criticism of the regime.

What is the role of women in Iranian literature and film? How can one make political films in a country where the regime and religion are intertwined? Fascinated by Iranian cinema and the feminist poetry of Forough Farrokhzad, the director sets out to meet the protagonists of the Persian cultural scene. Six years of her interviews show the influence of the Iranian regime on the local art and activist scene, which continues to live and create despite the constant fear for life and freedom. Of course, the moral police persecute not only artists and filmmakers but also women who dare to show their hair in public. The director uses the tender language of her beloved poet to present an in-depth view of the life of critics of the current Iranian regime.

Evald, Národní 28, Praha 1


Světozor Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Petra Dvořáková, moderator
Sreemoyee Singh, director
TitleAnd, Towards Happy Alleys
Original TitleAnd, Towards Happy Alleys
Original LanguageEnglish, Persian
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginIndia
Length75 min.
Tags Women's rights, Middle East
Director Sreemoyee Singh

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And, Towards Happy Alleys