D 2010, Full HD, 2 min
Iran 1981 - in a state of emergency after the revolution.
The Islamic regime exercises a reign of terror thereby violently driving the country to stagnation. The attention of the world is turned to the war with neighbouring Iraq whilst mass arrests, torture and executions of dissidents defines everyday life in Iran's interior.
Two political prisoners whose dreams of freedom have burst on high prison walls, seem to have succeeded in an escape through an underground tunnel system - beginning a very short trip away from everyday reality in an undefinable space between hope and sacrifice.
© 2010 yaschar scheyda
Shown at: Exground / European Media Art Festival / GoEast / Visionale Hessen / Oldenburger Kurzfilmtage / Luminale / Clair-Obscur Basel / Hessischer Rundfunk - Kurzfilmnacht "Frischfilm" (public television germany)