The Art of Living in Danger

a film by Mina Keshavarz

The Art of Living in Danger

Germany | 2020 | 87:00 min

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Author's film Documentary
In an internal monlogue, the director of the film Mina unveils the tragic story of her grandmother's mysterious death. Although they never met, the fates of the two women are inextricably linked. (new docs)

It all begins in the past: with Mina Keshavarz’s grandmother. She was a victim of domestic violence and her death was shrouded in mystery. In Mina’s present, a group of Iranian feminists founded a campaign called "Stop Domestic Violence Against Women". They collect testimonies of domestic violence around Iran and, in collaboration with a group of female lawyers, use it to write a new law. We sit with these brave women’s fight against the state, their journey around Iran and their uphill battle against all odds for a very basic human right, the right for women to be safe in their homes. The battle between intelligence and freedom against obscurity and oppression. (Sheffield Doc|Fest)
Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
Mecenat Award — BIFF, Busan, South Korea
Inconvenient Films, Lithunia
IDFA Amsterdam — Best of Fests
Human Rights Documentary Days, Izmir
Cast and Crew
  • Director Mina Keshavarz
  • Producer Gerd Haag, Kerstin Krieg, Mina Keshavarz
  • Director of Photography Mina Keshavarz, Amin Behroozzadeh
  • Editor Hamila Moayed
  • Sound Hassan Shabankareh
  • Sound Design Ensieh Maleki
  • Score Amin Behroozzadeh
  • Animation Saba Nassiri
Original Languages


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