Almost thirty years after the revolution, and twenty since the end of the long
Iran-Iraq war, A People in the Shadows takes us on a voyage into the heart of Tehran, a megalopolis of 14 million people. The city is still recovering from its past, as talk of sanctions and a possible American attack resonate. Using direct cinema methods, the film takes an intimate look at the way people live in this immense city today, caught up in the paradoxes and contradictions of their society, surrounded by images of past and future death, and finding ways to juggle state propaganda and foreign threat on a daily basis.

IDFA / International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
Cinéma du Réel
DokFest Munich
Encuentros del Otro Cine (EDOC)
Rencontres Cinématographiques de Gindou
Perspektive - Nuremburg Human Rights Film Festival
It’s All True Festival Brazil
Muestra Internacional de Documental de Bogotá
Middle East: What can cinema do? – Paris, France
Austin Asian American Film Festival
Riviera Maya Underground Film Festival
DocsDF Mexico City - Special Jury Mention

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