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Nowrouz Pirouz

Where We Used To Swim
Daniel Asadi Faezi, Germany 2019,  8 min, Experimentalfilm, Dokumentarfilm

Hamid Jafari, Iran 2015, 25 min

The Kites
Payyam Hosseini, 2020, 14 min
Aria Azizi, 2018, 15 min

For many Persian and Central Asian communities, Nowruz is the celebration that observes the new year. It begins when the season changes from winter to spring with the vernal equinox. It is a secular holiday that people enjoy in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, India, Pakistan and Turkey. Nowrouz is partly rooted in the tradition of Zoroastrianism and became a popular celebration among different communities. In the midst of the upheavals of the present, this programme encourages togetherness between different ethnicities and communities and invites artists, filmmakers from the region to showcase their work.

A special Nowrouz themed programme initiated by Fidan Films, AG KURZFILM, Afghan Punk with a spoken word overture by Armeghan Taheri invites you to celebrate Nowrouz at SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA. Festivities will continue at 22:00 with Zoroastrian Fire, Haft Sin and Music.

Armeghan Taheri is an artist, writer and founder of "Afghan Punk", a community magazine that creatively combines liberation struggles. She lives and works in Berlin.


Fidan Films is an independent platform for Iranian short films and filmmakers that was founded in 2015. It focuses on publishing reviews, educational articles and interviews about short films.


AG KURZFILM, the German Short Film Association, aims to improve public awareness of German short film, both nationally and internationally. Members include film festivals, film schools, and short film distributors.


BARD, Hamid Jafari
WHERE WE USED TO SWIM, Daniel Asadi Faezi
LABOUR, Aria Azizi
THE KITES, Payyam Hosseini
BARD, Hamid Jafari