Yek nameh be madaram
A Letter to My Mother
In a filmic letter to her mother, Amina Maher examines the psychological consequences of the violence she experienced as a child. A Letter to My Mother is a radical, merciless cinematic form of processing sexualised violence and analysing trauma, shame and all the feelings that remain. How can experiences of violence be addressed and processed in film? A Letter to My Mother uses the medium to answer precisely this question.
Awards for A Letter to My Mother
Best Documentary on Human Rights – Venice Intercultural Film Festival 2020 | Award of Recognition – IMPACT DOCS Awards 2020 | Best Documentary Short Award – Luminous Frames Film Festival & Photography Contest 2020
Amina Maher is an Iranian queer film-maker whose works deal with themes of gender and identity in relation to violence and power structures. She began her film career playing as a protagonist in Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten, which portrayed Amina’s real-life relationship with her mother. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes International Film Festival. Maher is currently taking a master’s degree in film directing at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.
Films by Amina Maher
This is Not a Porn! 2022 | Where Is The Friend’s Home? 2022 | Out of Frame 2022 | A Letter to My Mother 2019 | One Window Will Suffice 2015 | Orange 2015 | Sweet Gin and Cold Wine 2014