Dream of Silk
Dream of Silk was banned from screening in Iran. In the film, Nahid Rezaei returns to the high school she attended as a young woman twenty years ago, to talk to the young students. She asks them about their hopes for the future and their vision of an ideal life. The schoolgirls talk candidly about the oppression and hardships they endured as women. Their individual experiences and ideas serve as commentary on contemporary Iranian society.
In a statement last year for Another Screen, Rezaei said, “Two decades later, I hear the voice of the girls from my homeland again, as they fight for life and freedom, and have the entire world echoing their voices. I believe their numerous demands do not only belong to the women of their generation or the ones of twenty years ago, but also to their mothers, grandmothers, and generations before them who lived in this country. What remains clear is the increasing fearlessness of women and girls through the years.”