Braving the Waves

Mina Keshavarz, Iran, Norway & Lebanon, 2017

This is the story of Roghieh, a woman in Southern Iran who is trying to secure jobs for women in her community through a Bazaar she established and runs, where over 800 women work, but a local politician, the mayor, threatens her. He wants to destroy the bazar and build a big shopping mall.

Produced by: 

 Mina Keshavarz

Production Company: 

 MinDoc Film Productions


 Christian Falch / Gammaglimts As Production

Festivals & Awards:

 Special Mention Award - London International Documentary Film Festival, 2017

 Escales Documentaire, 2017

 Istanbul International architecture and Urban Film Festival, 2017

 World Premiere - One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague


 Screen Institute Beirut's Fund for Post-Production

 Pitched in ZagrebDox pitching forum

 Medimed Documentary Forum

 Fiscal Sponsorship: Women Voices Now

 Tribeca Film Institute

 IDFA Bertha Fund Classic for post-production

 Sorfond Grant 

 Midtnorsk Filmsenter Fund for Post-Production

 Fritt Ord fund

 EDN Online Pitching Forum 


Braving The Waves - Trailer
Braving the Waves / Mina Keshavarz
Braving the Waves / Mina Keshavarz