Hitch, An Iranian Story

  • 9 10
  • 2019
  • 71min
Hitch, An Iranian Story
  • Original Title: Hitch : une histoire iranienne

The daughter of an Iranian dissident killed by the Islamic Revolution delves into her family's memories, mixing the political history of the country she left for exile.

Hitch, An Iranian Story

AWARDS: Best First Film. Jean Rouch Festival – Ethnographic Film Committee/ Student Prize. Les Écrans Documentaires/ Special mention. Rendez-vous de l’histoire de Blois/ Best Feature Film. International Sciences & Cinemas Meetings/ Best Documentary Film. Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: États généraux du film documentaire de Lussas/ Images en bibliothèque/ Cinéma(s) d’Iran/ Le Grand Bivouac/ Doc Cévennes/ Rendez-vous de l’histoire de Blois/ Festival des à-côtés/ Crossing Europe Film Festival/ Béjaïa Film Meetings/ FIDBA

Hitch, An Iranian Story. History and family in Iran

This documentary intertwines history with family stories after the Iranian revolution of 1979, its betrayals and its consequences. The film is an insider look into the experience of political violence, and how it feeds representations, images, speeches and the things unsaid. 

The daughter of an opponent to the Islamic Republic who was imprisoned, tortured and killed, the filmmaker resists political negationism by bringing out the extermination of Iranian opponents through the presence of objects and the persistence of memory. 

Production Companies

Alter Ego Production

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