Sepideh

(2012 Spotlighting Women Documentary Award Grantee)

A young Iranian girl wants to become an astronaut. But at her age the nightly stargazing excursions in the desert are a thorn in the side of family and traditions.

Berit Madsen Berit Madsen
Director

Graduate from the film school Les Ataliers Varan, Paris. Supplemental studies at Danish School of Media and Journalism. Cand. phil. in Ethnography and Social Anthropology from Aarhus University.... more»

Henrik Underbjerg Henrik Underbjerg
Producer

Producers Stefan Frost and Henrik Underbjerg have been producing documentaries, feature films and shorts since 2000 when they founded Radiator Film. Displaying a consistent aptitude for uncovering... more»

Stefan Frost Stefan Frost
Producer

Producers Stefan Frost and Henrik Underbjerg have been producing documentaries, feature films and shorts since 2000 when they founded Radiator Film. Displaying a consistent aptitude for uncovering... more»

To me there is a universal tone in the film that is instantly recognizable. A young girl is at a cross road between childhood and adulthood, and at the very same time she is trying to break away from traditions and find her own niche in life.
SEPIDEH tells the story of a young woman who dare pursue her dream and to face her ultimate loss and thereby liberate herself in an environment which ideals are the direct opposite. How will this clash turn out?
For thorough description of motivation, relevance, etc. please see the attached proposal.

Genre: Documentary