A tripartite collaboration between finnish, iranian and afghan artists in the documentary Marzia, My friend.
Given the recent developments in afghanistan, the film, which has won several international human rights awards, has received a great deal of attention on social media. “Marzia my friend” film was produced in collaboration with artists from finland, afghanistan and iran.
Following the withdrawal of international troops from afghanistan, the documentary “Marzia my friend”, directed by finnish director and screenwriter Kirsi Matilla, has recently attracted a lot of attention on persian-language sites and countries.
‘Marzia, My Friend’ is the story of an Afghan woman in her twenties, who like all young people dreams of love, freedom and an interesting job. She dreams of peace and independence, but because she lives in Afghanistan, her dreams are revolutionary. Ultimately Marzia’s story becomes a symbol of the wider struggle of Afghan women: it is about the right to make decisions about your own life. The film follows Marzia’s life from spring 2011 to the end of 2014, when international troops were due to leave Afghanistan. “Marzia My Friend” film has won several international awards.
Kirsi Mattila is a Finnish director, screenwriter, and a freelance journalist. She has been active in journalism since 1980 and earned her BA is Philosophy of Theatre and Theatre Studies in 1993. She has written and directed several educational movies and documentaries since 1994. Kirsi’s latest film is “Marzia, My Friend”. He has collaborated with iranian singer and composer Artin Shahvaran in this film. Her other works include: writing and directing feature documentaries such as April of Joy and Pain (1995) Small Events (2000) and Niki and His Brother (2009).
Artin Shahvaran is an iranian singer and composer. In addition to producing music, he is the producer of one of the most successful television programs that has many fans in persian-speaking countries. He has received many valuable awards as an artistic entrepreneur. Artin is known for his music album “mask” and the singles “lie”, “happiness”, “maryam”, “pani”, “world cup”, “a word from the past” and “cry of happiness”. He has won the hearts of millions with her single “maryam” and has many fans on social media.