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Source: France24

Jul 3, 2023

'The Siren': The Iran-Iraq war seen through the eyes of a teenage boy

By:Stuart Norval

A renowned Iranian filmmaker who's now based in France says it's very important for her to make films that tell the truth about her childhood and life inside Iran.

Sepideh Farsi says she is able to give an independent view as to what happens in the country, unlike filmmakers who still live there.

She spoke to us on Perspective about her latest film "La Sirène", or "The Siren".

The animated feature tells the story of a teenage boy named Omid at the start of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, during the siege of the city of Abadan.

Farsi herself was a teenager the same age as Omid at the time. 

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