Costs for Translation, Subtitles, Sound Postproduction, Colour Grading, Mastering, Grafic Design and Festival-Submission
Invitation for the Iranian Cast to participate a film premiere during a Film Festival.
Since 1979 singing in public is forbidden for women in Iran. For several years, starting in 2015, the Iranian ethnomusicologist Yalda Yazdani and the German filmmaker Andreas Rochholl have been travelling through Iran to meet and film female singers in all parts of this multi-ethnic, diverse country. During this time they created a network between those women, other musicians and their friends. They further realised a music festival twice in Berlin to present those voices. In 2019 the producer and filmmaker Sebastian Leitner joined the team to start work on a very different feature documentary. From October to November 2019 they could finish the filming inside Iran just shortly before the Internet-Shutdown in Iran. In NOvember - December they are working on the Editing. For the Postproduction we still need financial support.
During the festival "Female Voice of Iran" in Berlin in 2017/2018 there was an overwhelming interest from audience of all age, Iranians and Non-Iranians and the media. The film is made for everyone who wants to know more about Iran than the daily news from TV or who is interested to see how female singers in Iran realize their artistic life.
By supporting this project you help those female artists inside Iran, that their solo voices can be heard in the world because in their own country it is forbidden. With your support you help to overcome prejudice about Iran and to spread around the deep and diverse quality of the Iranian culture.
With your support we will finance the post production and - in the case we reach the second goal, we will invite those women to participate during the premiere of the film and produce a DVD in Farsi to help the film becomes more popular inside Iran too.
-Andreas Rochholl, filmmaker and Artistic Director of Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin. He produced ca. 50 international Musiktheatre, Musikfilms and festivals.
-Yalda Yazdani, Musikethnologist from Esfahan/Iran, since 10 year she is working on this topic. PHD Student in Cologne.
-Sebastian Leitner, Filmmaker, Editor und Producer from Berlin and manager of SLFILM Media (has already produced 3 Feature films for cinema)
Cast & Crew
Director Andreas Rochholl
Producer Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin
Associate Producer Yalda Yazdani, Sebastian Leitner
Editor Sebastian Leitner
Sound Mixer Volker Wendisch
Sound Recordist Lorenz Brehm, Daniel Weingarten
Camera Sebastian Leitner, Andreas Rochholl, Christoph Wieland
Production Manager Yalda Yazdani
Production Company KADMOS Produktion & SLFILM media
World Sales EuroArts Music International
Baran Mozafari - Folk Singer, Persian Gulf
Mina Deris - Arabic folk singer, Abadan, SW of Iran
Samin Ghorbani - Azari folk singer, Ardabil, NW of Iran
Maliheh Moradi - Classical Iranian singer, Tehran
Jamileh Amaniyan - Turkmen folk singer, Gonbad-e-Kavus, NE of Iran
Mahya Hamedi - Jazz singer, Teheran
Maedeh Tabatabaei - Classical Iranian singer, Esfahan
Sahar Zibaei - Kurdish folk singer, Kermanshah
Haleh Seyfizadeh - Classical Iranian singer, Tehran
Masoomeh Gorginpour - 97 years old clan chief, Qashqai tribe, Central Iran
Shadi Behyar - Pop Singer, Mahabad, NW of Iran
Voice of Negar Mina Deris