Helsinki-Tehran

Azar Saiyar

Between places. Between people. Helsinki-Tehran is a cinematic study on immigration and memory – on the shared verbal and nonverbal knowledge and emotional understanding which travels with displaced people from one generation to another. The film uses various cinematic styles and techniques.

Production Year
2009
Duration
00:22:10
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Helsinki - Teheran
Finnish Title

Helsinki - Teheran

English Title

Helsinki-Tehran

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Azar Saiyar (Author), Joonas Kiviharju (Cinematographer), Sini Liimatainen (Cinematographer), Olli Leppänen (Cinematographer), Azar Saiyar (Director), Azar Saiyar (Editor), Taideteollinen korkeakoulu (Producer), Petra Virtanen (Producer), Azar Saiyar (Script), Azar Saiyar (Actor), Dunja Saiyar (Actor), Gerd-Peter Löcke (Actor), Salla Sorri (Actor), Aydin Saiyar (Actor), Aliakbar Saiyar (Actor), Hamy Ramezan (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), VISEK (Funder), YLE/Sari Volanen (Producer), Sakari Luhtala (Sound Design)
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Azar Saiyar

Born: 1979

Azar Saiyar is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and visual artist. She often uses archive materials and plays with images and words of collective memory to look towards ways of looking, remembering and storytelling. Her films have been screened at international film and media art festivals, galleries, exhibitions, museums and broadcast on television.