Director: Azadeh Moussavi , Kourosh Ataee
Country: Iran, the Netherlands
Year of production: 2017
Duration: 86 min
- Children's rights
- Human dignity
Finding Farideh is a feature-length documentary about an Iranian girl named Farideh, who was abandoned in a holy shrine in Iran when she was six months old in 1976, was then adopted by a Dutch couple, and left Iran to start her new life in the Netherlands. Her parents promised to take her to Iran when she turned 18, but it never happened because they always thought that Iran was a dangerous country to go to. Now, she overcomes her fears and starts a personal journey to her motherland Iran for the first time, to meet three families who claim to be her biological relatives, and to find out about her Iranian identity and culture.
Azadeh Moussavi was born in 1980 in Tehran. He has a BA in directing from the Cinema & Theatre Faculty of the Tehran University of Arts. He started working as the Assistant Director and Script Advisor in a short, feature, fiction and documentary films, and has also directed two short fiction and one short documentary film. His mid-length documentary From Iran, A Separation was shown at different festivals around the world and received awards. Finding Farideh is his first feature documentary film.
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