A brief movie by the actress Sara Zommorodi urging the Swedish authorities to assist the protest of ladies’s rights in Iran – which incorporates 43 of the nation’s celebrities, leaders and writers – was proven on the Swedish Guldbagge Awards, the best movie honor, in Stockholm Monday night time.
Titled Ladies’s Lives of Freedom – In Solidarity with the Courageous Ladies of Iranthe movie options a few of Sweden’s most well-known actresses, administrators, writers and recording artists saying the phrases “zan, zendegi, azadi,” Farsi for “ladies, life, freedom,” the slogan of the anti-government protests that shook. Iran previously a number of months.
Zommorodi got here to Sweden from Iran on the age of two and is an everyday on Swedish movie and TV, finest identified for his roles within the Netflix sequence. Caliphate and a Swedish animated program Lika Males Olika.
“It has been wonderful and touching,” Zommorodi stated of the Guldbagge overview. “I’m completely happy that they needed to indicate the movie. Being an actor and actress myself, I understand how arduous it’s to wrestle to get your concept and your voice throughout. Now should you add that everybody doesn’t dwell in a democracy and you may be arrested or persecuted for utilizing your voice. “
Zommorodi was working in Spain when he first heard concerning the protests in Iran, attributable to the dying in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who had been arrested on prices of not with the ability to put on her hijab, or her faith. headband. Iranian authorities have cracked down on the protests however the ladies’s motion has urged worldwide assist. Final October, a number of well-known French actresses, together with Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, and Isabelle Huppert posted movies of themselves reducing their hair in solidarity with Iranian protesters.
“Iranian ladies are exhibiting us how vital it’s to remain united and lift our voices for one more nation, for a life or a rustic the place you may dwell freely and you may let your hair out, dance and kiss somebody,” stated Zommorodi.
Among the many actors featured in his quick movie, printed along with the Swedish ladies’s journal Femina, is the Swedish star Noomi Rapace, well-known as Lisbeth Salander within the present. Millennium trilogy and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.
“She was touched by the range within the movie and all of the totally different ladies concerned,” stated Zommorodi. “Having him take part makes me really feel like I am heading in the right direction.”
Different contributors within the movie embody director Alvarez Mesen (Clara Sola), best-selling crime author Camilla Läckberg (The Ice Princess) and Swedish pop star Molly Sandén.
“Our purpose with this movie was to indicate that totally different ladies from totally different races assist this occasion,” stated Zommorodi. “It is extremely vital as I’ve labored lots with variety within the movie trade. So for me that was additionally vital to indicate ladies to indicate solidarity with ladies in Iran and that they weren’t alone.”
Zommorodi says that he hopes that the quick movie will function a foundation for the authorities in Sweden to interact in direct assist of the protesters in Iran.
“I am completely happy and unhappy on the similar time,” he stated. “I want we might all do extra, however artwork is just one manner. Now we would like our legislators to maneuver ahead. We wish them to maneuver ahead and take steps for individuals. That is why what we did is so vital. “