29 Ago “My dream goes all the way to Iran” by Negar Mojtahedi
Following the historical events of the last century, one of the biggest and broader migration in the world has been that of Iranian people, that have started a new life all around the world, looking for better opportunities and freedom, without losing affection, culture and attachment to their motherland.
This documentary called “My dream goes all the way to Iran” by Negar Mojtahedi portrays the stories of six Iranian-Canadians that have found a new life. It is a very intimate and delicate portrait that concentrates on the life and memories of these people, each one offering a story that was very different from the others and that originated from a different circumstance.
Shot with a great quality, mixing archive footage with interviews and documentary footage, we really liked how the director focused on the most intimate details of the stories of these people, trying to represent what immigrants face when leaving their motherland.
The immigration in a new country becomes then the excuse to speak about human emotions, dreams, attachment to their roots and families, and their haunting and beautiful memories.
Important historical events like these become a scar in a lot of people’s life. Sometimes these scars become films and work of art like this.