Where is the Friend´s Home?
Premiered at 61st Ann Arbor Int. F. F.
Short Documentary Film (Work in Progress) | Completion Year 2022
Genre Hybrid Auto-ethnographic Experimental | Runtime 11 Min | Language English, Farsi
Status Sound Design and Mix, Color Grading
© Amina Maher
Sound: 5.1 Surround Mix, Stereo | Frame Rate: 25 | Color, 16:9 HD | Germany
In the process of honest self-exploration, two friends share the most personal moments and break the silence, seeking to confront unspoken desires.
The confrontation of unspoken desires with the help of a friend. An honest, fearless, and strong examination of the body and identity in relation to social taboos, violence, and power.
The film is independently created by a BIPOC and Queer cast & crew. It is about queer friendship and transparency that leads us to a new discovery about our own desires, shame, and patriarchal society. It chooses a non-normative approach and alludes to the conservative approach of Sohrab Sepehri´s Poem as well as Kiarostami´s film of the same title.
Directed, Written & Produced by Amina Maher
In search of the creation of an autonomous body, Amina Maher, the trans woman film director, seeks to confront her unspoken desires with the help of a friend in the process of honest self-exploration, sharing the most private of moments and breaking silences while giving insight into the topic of queer struggles and friendship, shame culture, and patriarchy.
FILM STILLS Where is the Friend´s Home? © Amina Maher
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