August 17
Uus 3
Length 56 min

The twists and turns of human destinies, political turbulence, women’s rights, and freedom. Even when dealing with complex issues, animation as a medium can compete with conventional documentaries. This genre is able to connect people’s dreams, visions and fantasies with everyday reality and thereby expand our understanding of the human experience as such.

An open discussion will follow the screening.

Inside Kaboul

Director: Denis Walgenwitz
Year: 2023
Length: 29:52
Country: France
Production: TCHACK

In the summer of 2021, the Taliban returns to power in Afghanistan and the destinies of two young women, Raha and Marwa, tilt. “Inside Kabul” is based on hundreds of voice messages they exchanged with journalist Caroline Gillet in the months that followed. Raha has chosen to stay in Kabul; she is confronted with the violence of the regime and the crisis into which the country is gradually sinking. Marwa has left and finds herself locked up in a refugee camp in Abu Dhabi, where she waits week after week to be welcomed somewhere in Europe or the United States. For them, the questions of all young women of their age, are asked with a singular sharpness: how to grow up and project oneself towards the future when you are 20 years old and the world you have known is collapsing?


Director: Nazrin Aghamaliyeva
Year: 2023
Length: 9:19
Country: Azerbaijan, USA, Czech Republic
Production: ANIMAFILM Studio

In a world ruled by crows and discrimination, a young girl decides to fight for justice.


Director: Mona Shams
Year: 2023
Length: 5:36
Country: Iran
Production: University of Tehran

“Phoenix” is a documentary animation about migration & homeland. It is based on real experiences & real voices. The main character decides to migrate while he is a soldier, he sells everything & starts a new life in his new homeland.

End of Summer

Director: Tara Attarzadeh
Year: 2023
Length: 3:13
Country: Iran
Production: University of Tehran

“End of Summer” is a short 2D animation about a little girl who is playing on a swing on the roof of the house but suddenly the swing’s rope breaks. Now the girl is bored so she starts daydreaming with a flock of pigeons flying over the roof. She roams around the city freely and when she comes back to reality, she sees the birds in the sky turn into warplanes. These planes destroy the city.

Our Uniform

Director: Yegane Moghaddam
Year: 2022
Length: 7:25
Country: Iran
Production: Yegane Moghaddam

An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories through the fold and fabrics of her old uniform.