3 March 2014

Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars










Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the Universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations for a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh’s ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in danger. But Sepideh holds on to her dream. She takes up the fight and teams up with the world's first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari.

Festivals & Awards:
• Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2014
• Teheran Fajr International Film Festival 2014
• Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2014
• Göteborg International Film Festival 2014
• Sundance Film Festival 2014
• Amsterdam, IDFA 2013

Wednesday 12 March @ 15.15 in Ethnographic Exploratory (CSS 4.1.12) in the company of the filmmaker (and anthropologist) Berit Madsen. A fine occasion to discuss the topic of the film and the filming process with the director.