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The Search Amir Naderi

Shortly after the successful Revolution 57 (named after the year 1357 of the Jalali calendar used in Iran), Amir Naderi took his camera on a search for the victims of the massacre of 8 September 1978, the so-called Black Friday. A protest, too many destroyed faces to count...

The Search

Documentary Film
Iran
1981
79 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Amir Naderi
Bahram Molai
Amir Naderi
Shortly after the successful Revolution 57 (named after the year 1357 of the Jalali calendar used in Iran), Amir Naderi took his camera on a search for the victims of the massacre of 8 September 1978, the so-called Black Friday. A protest, too many destroyed faces to count, and culprits who in many cases turn out to be as unidentifiable as their victims. When Naderi produced another documentary about the Iran-Iraq War and its (masses of) victims immediately afterwards, the latter was suppressed almost instantly – suddenly, the new state looked too much like the old one …

Olaf Möller