Resistance Cinema

Born In Evin

Directed by: Maryam Zaree
Production Year: 2019    Country: Germany, Iran     Length: 98 minutes


Born in Evin follows filmmaker and actress, Maryam Zaree, on her quest to find out the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Exactly forty years have passed since the monarchy of the Shah of Iran was toppled and the Islamic Republic declared. In the 1980’s Ayatollah Khomeini,the so-called religious leader, had tens of thousands of political opponents arrested, persecuted and murdered. Among them the filmmaker’s parents who, after years in prison,managed to seek asylum in Germany. The family never talked about their persecution and imprisonment. Maryam Zaree faces the decades-long silence and explores her own questions about the place and the circumstances of her birth.


Director: Maryam Zaree
Producers: Ira Tondowski, Alex Tondowski
Cinematographer: Siri Klug
Composer: Ramin Kousha
Editor: Dieter Pichler
Sound: Michel Klofkörn und Tom Schön
Sound Design: Rudolf Gottsberger


Navid Pourfaraj
Hoda Zeinolabedin
Pouria Rahimi Saam

In Competition – Feature Films

In Competition – Feature Films