Origami

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Director: Marjan Hashemi
Producer: Marjan Hashemi
Screenwriter: Marjan Hashemi

Origami, my third award-winning short film, narrates the story of a teenage girl, Soodeh, who starts to develop feelings for her schoolmate, Atena. Their basketball coach, Daliri, finds out about this forbidden crush and tries to take advantage of it and blackmails her. I shot this film in Iran, and because of its subject (lesbian love), I went through a lot of hardship filming it there. I have tried, in this film, to depict how unjust, discriminating systems encourage manipulative behavior, and how innocent people become victims in this cycle.

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