Sanaz Azari
Vincent Pinckaers
Effi Weiss
Centre Video de Bruxelles – CVB

Belgium, 2015, 52’, Farsi with English and Italian subtitles

Brussels, behind the closed doors of a classroom. Using a textbook dating from the Islamic revolution, Sanaz Azari, the director, learns how to read and write in Persian, her mother tongue. Over the course of the lessons, the teacher initiates her to the basics of the language, which becomes a gateway to the history and culture of Iran. Gradually, the didactic method of the lessons evolves into a poetic, visual collage, which introduces the notion of freedom and questions the meaning of a revolution.