Born in Evin

Marjam Zaree
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. 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 in the 80’s under Ayatollah Khomeini. Maryam Zaree faces the decades-long silence and explores her own questions about the place and the circumstances of her birth.
Technical Data
Running time: 98
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Language spoken: Farsi, English, French, German
Production year: 2019
Writer(s): Marjam Zaree
Cinematography: Siri Klug
Editing: Dieter Pichler
Producers: Arash T. Riahi , Sabine Gruber, Karin C. Berger
February 9, 2019
Berlin (Perspektive Deutsches Kino)
Awards (selection): Compass-Perspektive-Award (Berlin), Best Documentary (Starnberg/Five Lakes Festival), Newcomer Award  of Hessischer Film- & Kinopreis, LOLA 2020 for Best Documantary, Deutscher Fairnesspreis of BFFS and ver.di Filmunion
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