The Art of Living in Danger
  • Year2020
  • Duration85 min

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.

Available to watch in the cinema or Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects in the Autumn.

  • Director(s): Mina Keshavarz
  • Producer(s): Gerd Haag
  • Country: Germany, Iran
  • Language: Farsi
  • Premiere status: World Premiere