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About this film:
Producer:   Sadaf Foroughi
Director:   Sadaf Foroughi
Editor:   Erez Laufer and Sadaf Foroughi
Duration:   complete
Country:   Iran

About the Film

In the male dominated society of Iran, Farahnaz Shiri, the first female bus driver in Tehran, has made her own little society in her bus. In Iran there are different sections for men and women on public buses. Women should enter buses from the back door, which is separated from men’s entrance, and should sit or stay in a limited zone at the end of the buses which is separated from men’s zone. But in Mrs. Shiri’s bus everything is vice-versa. She is the governor and the only law maker of her own little society. In her bus, men must enter from the backdoor entrance and must sit or stay in the limited zone at the end of the bus. Mrs. Shiri is struggling to prove herself in this society and resisting a series of injustices that she faces as a woman in the Iranian society.

About the Director

Sadaf Foroughi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1976.
She graduated with a bachelor degree in French literature and continued her study in master degree in cinema and now she is student on PHD in film philosophy.
She joined to Iranian Short Film Association (ISFA) in 2004.
Till now she has 9 short films in her cinematographic background and has taken a part as an editor in 4 short films.
She has some experiences in photography and choreography.
Among her recent works is the documentary produced by experimental and documentary film centre of Iran. She also made two video arts produced by New York film Academy in 2008.
She is currently presenting her new documentary produced by STEPS International.

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