Finding Farideh

86 min
Iran, the Netherlands
Children's rights

eng: for_whom

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Finding Farideh

Finding Farideh is a feature-length documentary about an Iranian girl named Farideh, who was abandoned in a holy shrine in Iran when she was six months old in 1976, was then adopted by a Dutch couple, and left Iran to start her new life in the Netherlands. Her parents promised to take her to Iran when she turned 18, but it never happened because they always thought that Iran was a dangerous country to go to. Now, she overcomes her fears and starts a personal journey to her motherland Iran for the first time, to meet three families who claim to be her biological relatives, and to find out about her Iranian identity and culture.


Kourosh Ataee

Born in 1990 in Bojnourd, he started his career as a filmmaker when attending the filmmaking courses of Iran's Young Cinema Society in 2007. He also got a B.A in film directing and a M.A in dramatic literature from the Cinema & Theatre Faculty of Tehran University of Arts. After some experiences in making short films and working as an assistant director in a couple of short and long features and TV series, he continued his career with a focus on documentary films and he has directed a mid-length documentary titled "From Iran,A Separation" in 2013, and a feature documentary titiled "Finding Farideh" in 2018, which both were acclaimed in different festivals around the world and received some awards. Also, he is member of association of Iranian documentary producers.

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