From May 11th to 20th 2016 The French institute of Afghanistan hosted the filmmaker Spideh FARSI to film several major historic sites in the Bamiyan valley under the 15th anniversary of the destruction of Bouddhas. This film will be screened in France during a seminar in Paris that we wish to organize in 2017 upon the Destruction of Sensitive; it will be presented afterwards at our institute.

On May 18th the IFA screened her documentary film HARAT at the Embassy of France that moved of a large audience.


HARAT film, Synopsis

Departing from Paris, a small daughter with her mother – the film maker her self – take the journey of Iran to join her grandfather and take the way to Afghanistan, the fantasized country, but never visited since three generations, since the departure of their great grandfather to Iran.

Filming her daughter and her father – and being filmed in her turn by her daughter with a pocket camera – the filmmaker dramatizes two views and weaves a travel notebook doubled by a family album that blossoms

In the country of disappeared ancestors, the touching encounter of forgotten landscapes and the improbable reunion with separated parents revived the memory of a family, moving the borders of her territory and draw a new horizon.


THE WORLD IS MY HOME, one of her first achievements – Documentary dedicated to the Iranian diaspora.

2000     HOMI SETHNA, FILMMAKER that received the international federation prize of the cinematographic press in Bombay Festival.

2001     HOMMES DE FEU (Men of fire) dedicated to firemen in Tehran.

2003     LE VOYAGE DE MARYAM (Maryam’s travel), a film between fiction and report that follows the itinerary of a young Iranian woman who lives in Paris and came back to look for her father in Tehran streets: a faded photo in hand, she asks the passers and shopkeepers about her father.

2007     HARAT, Documentary film

2009     She is member of jury for the Locarno international film festival.

2014     RED ROSE, that evokes the students uprising and, breaking the Iranian cinema taboos, evoking the relations between the protester young generation and the generation that protested the Shah regime.