‘Persepolis’ by Marjane Satrapi

Here at animated documentary.com we were debating if Persepolis is an animated documentary or not  …what are your thoughts?

Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine year old Marjane that we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power – forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable.

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ22VyjJ6n8

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About Ellie Land

I am a British Animation Director, Researcher and Senior Lecturer. My specialist area is animated documentary, my films screen internationally at film festivals and exhibitions. Recently, my work on the feature film Irene’s Ghost was nominated for a BIFA Award in 2018 and was cited as one of the best films of 2019 by the Guardian. My short-animated documentary Bathroom Privileges for the BFI won the AHRC Research in Film (Animation) Award 2020. I am Programme Leader of Animation BA at Northumbria University. I am on the editorial board for Animation, Practice, Process and Production. I am the co – founder of AnimatedDocumentary.com.

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