Director: Noora Niasari
Screenwriter: Noora Niasari
Logline: Noora Niasari’s fiction debut stars Zar Amir Ebrahimi as a survivor of domestic violence who wants to make a fresh start for herself and her daughter in Australia.
Panelists: Noora Niasari (director)
First Screening: September 13, 2:30 p.m. EST, TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Key Quote: ““Shayda is a love letter to mothers and daughters. It’s about an Iranian mother and daughter who are starting a new life in an Australian women’s refuge, and it’s really a story of finding freedom, independence, and writing your own destiny. It’s actually inspired by personal experience. I was five years old when I lived in a women’s shelter with my mom, so this story has really lived inside me since then.” – Noora Niasari.
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