Kick in Iran

Sarah Khoshjamal is the first female professional athlete from Iran who has ever qualified for the Olympic Games. Her sport discipline is Taekwondo. The qualification is a personal success for her and her coach Azarmehr, as well as an important step for all Muslim women in Iran who fight for equal rights and more freedom in a male-dominated Islamic country.

Kick in Iran accompanies the young woman over a period of nine months on her long and stony road to Olympia 2008 in Beijing, her struggle for recognition and the wish for a change in a society based on strict religious laws that still disadvantage women.

Awards:
Gerd Ruge Award 2005
Special Mention UNICEF Competition, BAFICI FILM FESTIVAL 2011
Special Mention Feature Length Documentary, WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL 2010
Nominiert für den Phoenix Dokumentarfilmpreis 2010

Title: KICK IN IRAN
Genre: Dokumentarfilm

Category: Dokumentary
Year of Production: 2009

Directed by: Fatima Abdollahyan
Written by: Fatima Abdollahyan

Producer:  Mohammad Farokhmanesh, Frank Geiger, Armin Hofmann
Co-Producer: BR, WDR

Production: brave new work film productions
Language: Persian

Format: HD

Runtime: 82 Min

Festivals:
Sundance Film Festival 2010, Park City (USA)
Visions du Réel 2010, Festival International de Cinema, Nyon (Switzerland)
True/False Film Fest 2010, Columbia (USA)
Filmfest München 2010 (Germany)
Sguardi Altrove Film Festival 2011, Mailand (Italy)
Filmfestival Türkei/Deutschland 2011, Nürnberg (Germany)
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2011 (Serbia)
Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg 2011 (Germany)
Warsaw Film Festival 2010 (Poland)
Mumbai Film Festival 2010 (India)
Exground Filmfest 2010, Wiesbaden (Germany)
TERRE DES FEMMES Festival 2010, Tübingen (Germany)
SCENECS 2010 (Netherlands)

Dallas International Film Festival 2010 (USA)
Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2010, Doha (Qatar)
INT IMAGES FF FOR WOMEN 2010, Harare (Simbabwe)
BIG WATER Festival 2010, Ashland, Wisconsin (USA)
OPEN EYES Internationales Filmfestival der Menschenrechte 2010, Nürnberg (Germany)
CINE//B Film Festival 2010 (Chile)
WT OS IFF 2010 (Norway)
CORONA Cork Film Fest 2010 (Irland)
Chennai International Film Festival 2010 (CIFF) (India)
DOC EST DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Iasi (Rumania)
BAFICI 2011, Buenos Aires (Argentinia)
GDANKS DOC FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Poland)
LEVANTE INTERNATIONAL FF 2011 (Italy)

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