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"Behind the wheel of Life" (Poshte Farman-e Zendegi)

Director and Writer: Sahar Salahshour
Director of Image: Mohammad Hadadi
Sound Recording: Farzam Manteghi
Sound Mix: Ali-Reza Alavian
Editing: Amir-Pejman Habibian
Music: Selected Iranian music
Assistant Director: Sanaz Falah Fard
Managing Assistant: Amir-Pejman Habibian
Executive Producer: Maziar Bahari
Producer: Saeed Rashtian
Produced with the support of BBC World Service Trust
Color, Video, 16:9, 26 min, 2008, Iran & UK

Day in Day out, Behind the Wheel of her car, Nasrin, a driver woman, single parent and bread winner drives in the chaotic big city of Tehran. She tries hard to stay independent despite being single-handed. The film depicts the happy, full of life Nasrin as a female driver who, although her job is considered unconventional from the traditional Iranian society’s point of view, she still manages to on her own.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1982, Sahar Salahshoor is a civil engineer graduate. She started cinema as an assistant director in 1999 and continued her activities until 2001. In 2002, she made her first documentary “Silhouette”. In 2004 she attended a workshop of documentary filmmaking held by Vision Du Reel Film Festival in Switzerland. In 2005, she passed a course of documentary filmmaking organized by the Association of Iranian Documentary Producers. In 2006, she was accepted for a course of documentary filmmaking in Femis Superior School of Filmmaking in France. In 2007, she attended the BBC World Service Trust where she made “Behind the Wheel of Life”.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Silhouette
  • A Day in Police Station
  • Mama Malak
  • Fear and Flight
  • Behind the wheel of Life
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • 13 min
  • 20 min
  • 21 min
  • 60 min
  • 26 min
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2008

  • Aljazeera Int'l Documentary Film Festival (13 – 16 April 2009/ Qatar)
    Winner of the special award for the Best Short Documentaries
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London/ SOAS) (5-6 June 2009/UK)
  • Denver Film Festival (12 – 22 Nov 2009/ USA)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (14 and 16 Jan 2010/ USA)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (28 and 30 Jan 2010/ USA)
  • Chennai Women’s Film Festival (1 – 8 March 2010/ India)
  • Tampere Film Festival (9 – 13 March 2011 / Finland)
  • Women Terre Des Femmes F.F. (22 – 28 Nov. 2012 / Germany)

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