Yaser Talebi | Iran 2022 | 53 Min. | Farsi with Engl. subtitles
Since her mother’s death, 18-year-old Sahar has provided loving care for her father who has intellectual disabilities and needs daily assistance. But Sahar wants to follow her dreams and study medicine at university. The extended family, however, insists that she take on the role of housekeeper until her father remarries. Sahar opposes the remarriage. She doesn’t want another woman to take on the burden of caring for her father.
With much empathy and ruthless closeness, DESTINY paints a picture of a strong young Iranian woman who seems to be caught between traditional societal expectations and her personal quest for self-fulfillment through education, volleyball, and Instagram.
Director: Yaser Talebi
Camera: Yaser Talebi
Editing: Reza Shirvani, Yaser Talebi
Sound: Behnia Yousefi
Production: Elaheh Nobakht / ELI Image
Yaser Talebi, born in a Northern city in Iran in 1982, is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor who has also made his name as a creative director. Yaser is a member of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association (IRDFA), and his films have been screened at festivals worldwide and won numerous awards. In his documentary, he chose the observation method. The basis of observational documentaries is that the audience, watching the film, realizes that in the absence of a camera, everyday reality would have taken place – the genre seeks to avoid judgment.
He has made many documentaries for television. Including a series of travel documentaries that examine and introduce history, civilization, rituals and traditions, ancient sites, delicious food, etc. He was a jury member at the International Outdoor Documentary Film Festival of China OUTDOCS in 2021 and the Pambujan International Film Festival in 2022 in the Eastern Philippines and the main jury of the 3rd Tbilisi International Internet Short Film Festival Diogenes 2022.