Roya and Omid

Elhum Shakerifar
17 minutes


Roya and Omid is an exploration of transsexuality in the Islamic setting of Iran.

Bardia, a young female-to-male transsexual reflects on his childhood spent in the wrong body, when he was known as Roya ('dream' in Persian), but wished to be Omid ('hope' in Persian). His narrative is crossed the insightful comments of several male-to-female transsexuals in Iran - Donya, Handry, Leila and Shirin, who have to endure the daily scorn of society.


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