ABOUT LOVE ON A SMALL ISLAND
Elaheh Habibi | Iran, Great Britain 2018 | 26 Min.
Saleh and his wives Ayesheh and Miriam live on the Iranian island Qeshm. In a participatory and reflexive way, About Love on Small Island approaches their relationship and questions stereotypical representations of Muslim women as well as Western models of relationships. Step by step, the film reveals the complexities of marriage and the diversity of ideas about romantic love and sexuality.
Director: Elaheh Habibi
Camera and Sound: Elaheh Habibi, Ahmad Moradi
Editing: Elaheh Habibi
Producer: Elaheh Habibi, Ahmad Moradi
Best student film 2019 | Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media festival, Annual meeting of American Anthropological Association 2019 (AAA), Vancouver, Canada
Best foreign documentary film 2020 | Budapest Independent Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
Semi-Finalist 2019 | International Film and Video Festival «Catharsis», Moscow, Russia
Biennale of Sydney, Australia 2020
Ethnocineca – Vienna International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, Austria 2020
Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media festival, Vancouver, Canada 2019
Desire Lines, Melbourne, Australia 2020
First Time Filmmaker Sessions – online 2019
The Film Library – Royal Anthropological Institute, RAI film festival, London, UK 2019
The Media Library – Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, Switzerland 2019
Estonian National Museum – 16th Tartu World Film Festival, Tartu, Estonia 2019
Kino Film Festival – Manchester, UK 2018
Elaheh Habibi is an Iranian documentary filmmaker and visual art scholar based in Paris, France. With an interdisciplinary background in political science and gender studies, she graduated from the University of Manchester in Visual Anthropology. She recently was awarded the doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to join the research project Mediating Islam in the Digital Age in which she focuses on history of photography in modern Iran.