Sahyeh Sorkh/Red Shadow, an experimental short film, engages and explores the question of bearing witness. It was created after the events and demonstrations of 2009 Green Movement in Iran. The film is accompanied by a musical composition “Second string quartet / Roozegari dar Tehran” by Sahba Aminikia.
Sahyeh Sorkh was premiered with live musical performance at Intersection For the Arts, San Francisco. Since then it has been screened at various venues including Big Screen Plaza, NYC; Alwan for the Arts, NYC; and Boston International Film Festival 2011.
Sahyeh Sorkh is visual poetry set in an enclosed apartment space in San Francisco. it captures the many detours, self interruptions and self questionings that derail the thoughts of the main character, as she goes about her everyday tasks, weaving between the reality of the present moment and the anxieties of her imaginings. Simple daily activities in one’s apartment take on symbolic meanings, reflecting the inner labor of a character caught between emotional and geographical poles.