Credits


Client Tavaana
Production year 2014

Mostafa Heravi (director)

About


With the help of Iranian-born filmmaker Mostafa Heravi, we made three short animations about the everyday struggles of Iranian citizens in and around Tehran. Every story shows an insight in the day to day of those living under the weight of a fast moving society and supports values and morals to help people better themselves: maintaining a healthy family in a toxic environment; healing relationships and creating communities; providing a future for those in need.

Concept


In the second of the three animations we follow a small girl in the midst of the traffic that runs throughout the entire city. She crawls inbetween the cars, trucks and buses with a small bag of sometimes flowers, sometimes newspapers and sometimes candy. Every few car a hands comes out of one of the cars and hands her a few coins in return for one of her items.

This is the story of thousands of kids in Tehran who have to struggle to get by. we wanted to address this, not just by showing what is happening but also offering a solution. With soft-spoken poetry in Farsi we give those on the other side of the window a choice: instead of handing her money, you could give her some clothes. Water. And if you are feeling really generous, an education. And help her move on and make something of her life.

Result


It was a thrill to work in a foreign language that I don't speak myself, which moved me to make the imagery as clear as possible without the need for words as all. The short film was received well and has been watched by thousands of Iranians who hopefully have taken its message to heart.

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