Iranmehr Salimi / Iran / 2022 / 13 min.

Zainab is a successful girl who supports her family financially, but considers herself a boy in spirit. She has decided to undergo gender transition, but in addition to her family’s opposition and society’s inappropriate view of this issue, she has more difficulties. Zainab is on the country’s national volleyball team which is now in the Bartar league. If she does this, not only will she lose her future as a professional volleyball player, but also the livelihood of her family who relies on her income.


Director’s Biography – Iranmehr Salimi

Born in June 1994.

MA in animation directing from Tarbiat Modares University.

BA in television and digital arts from Iran Broadcasting University.

At the age of 14, she started learning painting, and at the age of 19, she studied for a bachelor’s degree in television and digital arts and completed a master’s degree in animation directing.

The winner of Iran’s student painting competition at university 2012, with a few years of experience in animation, motion comics, and television projects as a freelance artist.

Unnamed is her first experience in writing and directing.


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