After her refugee claim was denied by the Dutch Immigration Service, Roya, a young Iranian girl is forced to enter an illegal life on the streets of Amsterdam. Attempting to capture the experiences of an illegal refugee, the crew of this documentary follows Roya at a distance. However it becomes difficult for the crew not to intervene.
Dance Iranian Style is entirely shot in Amsterdam and depicted through an improvisational work style in which fiction and non-fiction elements are interwoven throughout, while it builds a film-within-a-film story telling structure. The closer we approach the end of the film, the clearer the borders become between the fictional and the non-fictional elements from each other.