The film is available online to stream from 15 - 25 October 2020 for WOMEX 20 Digital Participants only.
Directed by Aleksandra Bilic & Victoria Fiore
9 mins | Iran/UK, 2019 | Farsi with English subtitles
A portrait of modern-day Tehran told through the sounds and stories of Nesa Azadikhah, a 34-year-old DJ, producer and founder of Deep House Tehran, a community platform at the forefront of Iran's burgeoning underground electronic music culture. Sounds of Tehran came about through a combination of the filmmaker's passions - Victoria's interest in subliminal messaging through sound and Aleksandra's desire to tell underrepresented and untold female stories.
Aleksandra Bilic is a creative producer, filmmaker, scriptwriter and founder of Page She - a video project that helps to tackle the misrepresentation and lack of female voice and gaze in the media. Her recent work examines issues that are a result of displacement; for her it is of utmost importance to champion and facilitate platforms for new discourse to develop. Her films include Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.
Victoria Fiore is a documentary filmmaker and editor working with the New York Times Op-Docs, VICE News, The Guardian, the BBC to name a few. Through her intimate documentary approach, she especially loves challenging her own preconceptions & telling nuanced stories from hard-to-access and often misunderstood locations.
Producers Aleksandra Bilic, Victoria Fiore
Director of Photography Simona Susnea
Sound Nesa Azadikhah
Editor Aleksandra Bilic, Victoria Fiore
Music by Nesa Azadikhah
Film Contact Aleksandra Bilic