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Sharog Heshmat Manesh



Heshmat Sharog Manesh was born in Iran but moved when Ayotollah Khomeini came to power and has lived in the Netherlands since. He is married to Jet Homoet with whom he directed his sister’s wedding in Iran.

He has lived in the Netherlands for over 25 years.


Daughters of Malakeh (58', Netherlands, 2011)


Daughters of Malakeh

Daughters of Malakeh (Orig.) / 2011 / Netherlands / 58 min

In public, Maryam wears a headscarf and obeys the rules of the state. But in the privacy of her own home, she’s the breadwinner who runs the show, along with her mother and younger sister, Ghazal...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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