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REGISTER | COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS WATCH | BORN IN EVIN - $12.00 WATCH | ALL FILMS WITH FESTIVAL PASS - $30.00 Germany, Austria (2019) 98min. German/Farsi/French with English Subtitles

Director: Maryam Zaree, Screenplay: Maryam Zaree, Camera: Siri Klug, 
Editor: Dieter Pichler, Sound: Michel Klofkörn und Tom Schön, 
Sounddesign: Rudolf Gottsberger, Producer: Alex Tondowski, Ira Tondowski, Co-Producers: Karin C. Berger, Arash T. Riahi, 
Production Company: Tondowski Films GbR, with Golden Girls Films.

In this powerful documentary, filmmaker and actress Maryam Zaree (UNDINE, NO HARD FEELINGS) embarks on a personal journey to uncover the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Through an exceptionally personal lens, Zaree examines Iran’s oppressive regime in the 1980s that saw tens of thousands of political opponents arrested, persecuted and murdered. Through a series of emotional interviews with her parents, who sought asylum in Germany after years of imprisonment, Zaree overcomes a decades-long silence to reveal the true extent of her family’s unimaginable experience. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2020 German Film Awards.

Join Filmmakers Maryam Zaree, Mariko Minoguchi (RELATIVITY), Daphne Charizani (SISTERS APART), US filmmaker Erika Cohn (BELLY OF THE BEAST), and HFPA Vice President Helen Hoehne for the Live Virtual Event:
Women Filmmakers: The state of the Industry - A Transatlantic Dialog
Sunday, November 15th | 11:00 AM PT

German Film Award 2020: 
Best Documentary, Berlinale 2019: Compass-Perspektive-Award, Cineuropa 2019: Audience Award Best Feature Film, 
Fünf Seen FF 2019: Best Documentary, Hessischer Film- and Cinema-Award: Newcomer Award (Maryam Zaree).

GC2020-Maryam_Zaree-2 © Maryam Zaree was born in 1983 in Teheran/Iran. Fleeing political persecution, her mother brought Maryam with her to Germany when she was two. She grew up in Frankfurt am Main and studied acting in the renowned film school Konrad-Wolf in Potsdam Babelsberg. She has played lead roles in a dozen feature films, worked for theatre and Television and has been awarded for her performances. In 2018 she received a “Grimme Preis” for her performance in the TV show “4 Blocks.” Her first theatre play “Kluge Gefühle” received the Author’s Prize of the Heidelberg Stückemarkt and has been performed in multiple theaters. Born in Evin is her debut feature film.