Born In Evin

A documentary film from Maryam Zaree

Born in Evin follows filmmaker and actress, Maryam Zaree, on her quest to find out the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world.
Exactly forty years have passed since the monarchy of the Shah of Iran was toppled and the Islamic Republic declared. In the 1980's Ayatollah Khomeini, the so-called religious leader, had tens of thousands of political opponents arrested, persecuted and murdered. Among them the filmmaker's parents who, after years about their persecution and imprisonment. Maryam Zaree faces the decades-long silence and explores her own questions about the place and the circumstances of her birth.    

Length: 96 min./ 52 min.



Cast and Crew:

Director/ Script: Maryam Zaree D.O.P: Siri Klug Producers: Ira Tondowski, Alex Tondowski Co-Producers: Arash T. Riahi, Karin Berger, Sabine Gruber/ Golden Girls Filmproduction GmbH

TV Channel:  ORF Film-/Fernseh-Abkommen, Susanne Spellitz and ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Burghard Althoff

Supported by: Hessen Film und Medien GmbH, BKM, Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, Österreichische Filmförderung and DFFF

12th International DOK Festival, Co-Pro Market, Leipzig, 2016
69th International Film Festival, world premiere, Berlin, 2019