Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh (Eddie) has fled his home and city to escape his complicated situation as a transsexual man prevented from living as his true self by his family. They find themselves on the same journey and caused to know each other in a better way.
Did You Know?
The message from the producer which appears at the end of the movie is:
According to unofficial statistics, one in every 200,000 children in Iran is born a transgender.Studies in genetic and other kinds of medical research to find the cause of such cases are being conducted by scientists and parliamentarians.
Finding ways to develop better relationships with these people, among families and the society, is the responsibility of cultural activists.
The fact that Iran supports these individuals from a medical and logical point of view as per Imam Khomeini's Fatwa, has been a great surprise to the world. Not only is it now easy to get a sex change operation in Iran but the government also provides loans.
Facing Mirrors doesn't claim to have analyzed or found a solution to this problem but it does try to take on a humanistic look at this dark corner of society in a dramatic way in order to support the idea that "denying or ignoring these people, is not the answer".
Fereshteh Taerpour. See more