I was born in 1988
Yasaman Baghban | 9 MIN | Iran, USA
A series of executions of Iranian political prisoners began in the summer of 1988, following the end of the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq. For nearly three decades, I have been preoccupied with the coincidence of this massacre and my birth in August 1988. The prisoners had no specific graves and were all buried in mass graves, and the most significant mass grave was called Khavaran. The mothers of these prisoners are a symbol of resistance and freedom, and they are called the mother of Khavaran. This film is an experimental documentary and a personal essay based on these events.
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Yasaman Baghban is an Iranian documentary and experimental filmmaker. She earned her MA in Cinema Studies from Tehran University of Art. After working as a lecturer for two years, she decided to further her education. In 2023, she graduated with an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University.
FILMOGRAPHY: Section 59, Home
True False Film Festival (March 3rd to 5th 2023) USA
Atlanta Film Festival (April 2023) USA
VdR at Visions Du Reel VdR (April 2023) Switzerland
… among others