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With place as the main character, this film builds an ominous picture of a city constantly threatened by war, caught in a never-ending nightmare.

Employing a poetic and experimental cinematic language, Phobos attempts to transcend the fear of war and destruction. Director Mina Keshavarz grew up in the city of Bushehr, on the Persian Gulf. In the 1980s it was a target in the Iran-Iraq war. Embarking on a journey of getting lost in a place known to her, Keshavarz’s surrealistic search for her home, family and friends reflects her recurring nightmare of an abandoned coastal city.


This film will screen as part of the programme Shorts: Iran - A Sense of Place.

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Shorts: Iran - A Sense of Place + Q&A
Showroom - Bertha DocHouse Screen 3
Post-screening discussion with directors Afsaneh Salari, Mina Keshavarz, Mohammadreza Farzad, Shirin Barghnavard, and project curator Afsun Moshiry. Moderated by Jamie Allan.
Shorts: Iran - A Sense of Place
Showroom - Channel 5 Screen 2
Followed by a short performance of traditional Iranian music by Sheffield-based guitarist Amirsam.

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