Maryam Haddadi | Iran | 2017 | 17 mins



A portrait of a young girl who is the swimming “champion of champions” in Iran. In spite of Islam’s recommendations on learning to swim and her own immense talent in the sport, she has no place in the Islamic Republic of Iran. All swimming plans are shot in an “underground” way.

About the Filmmaker

Maryam Haddadi is an accomplished graphic designer, documentary filmmaker and a member of the Iranian Youth Cinema Society. She has a strong sense of artistry and works in design. She holds a Master’s degree focused in Visual Communication. Her work is focused on women’s rights and freedom. She lives in Iran.


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