Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2008 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
How can one question a culture which is deeply entrenched in a nation’s long running traditions? The identity of Iranian girls is overshadowed by their sex and their intellectual potential is overlooked. At times it even gets worse in some situations where women’s capabilities are denied all the way. Here is a society which claims it is marching towards modernism, and democracy is there in full swing. Yet, right here existing civil rights concerning virginity are employed to look down on females. The result is that maidenhead and having sexual intercourse both come at a price for women and torture them. This documentary takes a brief look at efforts by today’s woman in her relentless quest for identity beyond the narrow boundaries or red lines the society has imposed on her. She seeks to break the fences and overstep the boundaries made and recognized by a male dominated society.
This documentary tries to take a look at the question of virginity for Iranian girls and the efforts to carefully maintain an intact hymen before marriage. This film aims to look into the financial and psychological prices Iran’s traditional society pays to retain this tradition and keep it untouched.
2009 Pusan International Film Festival - Wide Angle