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Documentary Born in Evin at the Berlinale : Our tears are politically

Suddenly the sounds are there. Maryam 22 is Zaree, as you hear randomly. On a bus ride in the North of Morocco. She starts to sweat, feels anxious, thinks that her head will shatter, if you must continue to listen, and a cloth tie on the ears. Months later, she told her father of the strange panic attack and learns that the endless play of Koransuren was one of the methods of torture in Tehran's Evin prison. It is the only one buried memory that she has of the place where she is born in 1983 as the daughter of two from the Mullah-Regime imprisoned political opposition remains.

Now, with 35, shows Maryam Zaree, the four-year search for clues to the circumstances of their origin in her documentary debut "Born in Evin". At the age of two years, they fled at the Hand of their been released from jail mother to Frankfurt am Main. The mother, now a Ph. D. psychologist and Green-local politician, to bring the daughter for years, alone. And also the have to fight, in spite of a integration career as a picture book, as an Iranian-born German again and again to be, in fact, as German is perceived, says Maryam Zaree at the Meeting in a neukölln Café. Laughs and adds: "my Film on a piece of Iran runs the history of all things in the perspective of the German cinema, is so ironic as forgiving." This is evidenced by a scene at the beginning of "Born in Evin". Since I watscht-Narrator on the occasion of a costume sample, with a headscarf and Abaya is covered, briefly, the cliché roll, with which you will otherwise have to face.

private for the cinema?

so Far, you know Maryam Zaree, who has lived since studying at the film University Babelsberg in Berlin, Yes, especially as an actress. From the "Tatort" and "Polizeiruf 110", from movies such as "Shahada", and "Marry Me". Or from the series of the "4 Blocks", where she won for the role as the wife of the neukölln clan chiefs last year, the Grimme prize. Also at the Berlinale, it is represented as an actress – in competition entry "system, sprinkler" (see page 21) and in the Forum in the Satire of "Sanssouci". "They were roles that just fit between the rotary - cut blocks of my own Film," she says cheerfully. For four years she has spent working on the "Born in Evin". The result is now running on an a-Festival, is not only important to you. For the Premiere of the Survivors and the prison children come from all over the world. "For you, it is a platform for the Public, for this up to now hardly working with the human rights violations it creates. And, above all, it is a recognition of their testimony.“

in Parallel to the Work on the documentary, Maryam Zaree, the experiences of a Research, which promotes not only facts, but especially extruded violations to light, together with Yael Ronen at the Maxim Gorki processed – in the theatre project "Denial". And in her first self-written theatre piece "Clever feelings". In the Film you see them after a symbolic parachute jump into the Unknown now, to travel to your aunt in Paris, has revealed to her as a child, accidentally the circumstances of her birth. The parents were silent about it. She speaks with the Fate of comrades and the Survivors who are scattered as Exiles all over the world. Video movies, which she and her mother sent only years later, after Germany escaped father in Iran. And tried to break the Silence of the parent generation, which results in her and her mother to tears.

not much too private for the cinema? Maryam Zaree shakes his head. The objective of the prison system in Iran, it was precisely to break people into the most intimate aspects of being human. "I think my personal story and search for clues as the answer to humanity to recover." The tears made the Trauma of the violence they experience is obvious. "Since I am morally obliged not to cut away, so that the scene is more easily consumable."

Not a cinematic self-therapy

The desire to tell the individual the universal history of the exile-Iranians and of their children, it is, Zaree has made to your own heroine. Nothing was your initially also as she says. As a psychologists daughter wanted to operate in the political and artistic discussion and not a cinematic self-therapy. "But then I realized that I have to go where the fear lives, because the only way change and healing can be successful." Well, that "Born in Evin" now opens up other children, the conversation with the parents.

Maryam Zaree has taken the trip in the past, a load of the shoulders. From the looks of it, will they succeed to continue not only as an actress, but also as a writer. She has just received an invitation from London. In the drama, blacksmith of the Royal Court Theatre. "There are people like Harold Pinter and Sarah Kane have learned to write," she says joyfully. A Happy ending, this was to be expected in July 1983. At the time, 60 bullied women welcomed the newborn baby girl in her prison cell welcome. One of them is still friends with Maryam Zarees mother. Something she remembers. "Hardly an infant has gotten so much love as you are."

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