Film & Regie: "Nilas Traum im Garten Eden"

In the organizer's words:
Director Niloufar Taghizadeh presents her film "Nila's Dream in the Garden of Eden" in person. The documentary, partly shot under cover in Iran, is about Leyla and her daughter Nila, who was conceived during a so-called "temporary marriage" and does not officially exist in Iran without a birth certificate. Temporary marriages are a means of giving prostitution the appearance of legitimacy in the misogynistic, patriarchal theocracy.
DEU 2023 D: Niloufar Taghizadeh. Documentary. 101 min. Farsi-dtOmdtU. FSK: 12
Strict moral rules prevail in Iran. And there is a strictly patriarchal, i.e. misogynistic system. This is why short-term marriages are permitted - which are effectively a kind of veiled prostitution if the marriage is divorced after 30 minutes. Leyla and her six-year-old daughter Nila are victims of this system: Nila was conceived during one of these temporary marriages, the father does not recognize her, so she does not exist: no birth certificate, no school attendance. Niloufar Taghizadeh, who lived in the pilgrimage city of Mashhad until 1996 (and now lives in Heidelberg), portrays the tireless efforts of her former schoolmate Leyla to save her daughter Nila. She shot the film over three years, partly undercover.
On June 28 in the presence of director Niloufar Taghizadeh, followed by a discussion!
Further screenings: Tue. 2.7., 5:30 p.m. and Wed. 3.7., 7:30 p.m.
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Price information:

10 € / 7 € reduced / 6 € members Cinema Quadrat e.V.


Cinema Quadrat K1 2 68159 Mannheim

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