The First Scream is a moving film for the WomanLifeFreedom movement that commemorates the anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death and reminds us of Iranian women’s ongoing struggle for liberty.
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On 16 September 2022, 22-year-old student Mahsa Amini died after being detained by Iran's morality police.
An independent project created by a collective including Hope Paris, Quad Productions, We Make and Noir, and directed by Bruno Aveillan, the one-minute film features narration by award-winning Iranian actor Zar Amir [Holy Spider].
It was conceived as a letter of hope written by a little girl to the woman she could become and highlights that first scream – the symbol of birth and the possibilities it brings. It also symbolises the need to voice a desire for all women to be free to love, study, dance and sing according to their own will.
Zar Amir leant her voice in both French and Farsi to the film and the poetic script was written by Barka Zerouali, Laurie Lacourt and Zoé Balthus.
To mark the one year anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death, thousands of people all around the world have taken to the streets to demonstrate.