WOMEN OF THE SILK ROAD
Iran, Oman, Tadjikistan, Turkey
A lyrical feature documentary portrays four women from four countries of the Silk Way Road, connected by the narrative presence of Yassamin Maleknasr, the director and the storyteller. It is the story of diversity, independence, and empowerment of women; one of struggle, love and hope reminding us of our similarities as people.
Director, producer, actress. Yassamin Maleknasr was born in 1955 in Iran. She is the first Iranian woman filmmaker to graduate from the University of Southern California in Film and Television Production. Her first feature film “The Common Plight” turned into a cult movie amongst Iranians youth. Women of Silk Way Road film was presented at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
2017 Women of the Silk Road (doc)