KICK IN IRAN

By Fatima Geza ABDOLLAHYAN

BRAVE NEW WORK FILM PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

She is the first who ever made it.
Sara Khoshjamal-Fekri is the first female athlete from Iran to ever qualify for the Olympic Games. KICK IN IRAN shows her arduous journey to Beijing 2008 - a persistent struggle for self-determination and recognition in a society based on
strict religious laws.

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Sundance Film Festival 2010
World Cinema Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • FARSI
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fatima Geza ABDOLLAHYAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Fatima Geza ABDOLLAHYAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Mohammad FAROKHMANESH (brave new work film productions), Frank GEIGER (brave new work film productions), Armin HOFMANN (brave new work film productions)
    • Synopsis
    • She is the first Iranian woman to ever qualify for the Olympic Games.
      The qualification is not only a big success for the young Taekwondo fighter Sara Khoshjamal‐
      Fekri and her coach Maryam Azarmehr. It represents a big step for all women in the Islamic Republic of Iran who want equal rights and more freedom in their country. In a maledominated society based on a rigid interpretation of Islamic laws, a professional female athlete like Sara constantly stretches the limits.
      Sara Khoshjamal‐Fekri is a professional athlete living in Tehran. TIME Magazine placed the 20‐year‐old among the 100 most interesting athletes of the 2008 Olympic Games. KICK IN IRAN follows her arduous journey to Beijing. Together with her coach
      Maryam Azarmehr.
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