Owsia (Darkened Water)

MI | 24.05. 19.00 h | Filmforum

2500-year-old aqueduct of Qanate near Yazd (Sarkh) is considered an environmental UNESCO world heritage. Due to corruption and mismanagement the subterranean canals are not being maintained properly. Wastewater pollution is poisoning pure and clear water on its 84 km watercourse and causing its decay.

The Lonely Lake

WED | 24.05. 20.00 h | Filmforum

This is a documentary about the critical condition of Lake Urmia in north-western Iran, which is in danger of drying out completely. The Lake has been the world’s second largest hyper saline lake after the Dead Sea and is home to countless faunal and animal species.

Simulation (Tamaroz)

THU | 25.05. 13.00 h | Filmforum
Debut!

Somewhere in southern Iran three young men are being incarcerated. At the precinct the events that have let to their incarceration are being reenacted. At first, the story takes a backseat to the minimalistic set. But as the story unfolds the hopelessness of the protagonists becomes more and more evident.