Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations for a young ...
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Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations for a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh's ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in danger. But Sepideh holds on to her dream! She takes up the fight and teams up with the world's first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari.Written by
I saw this at the Sundance Film Festival and was extremely impressed by it. The documentary maker manages to address the issues facing women in Iran without being disrespectful to the culture or dehumanizing it. In the film we see a portrait of a young woman who wants nothing more than to be an astronaut. Though she encounters obstacles on the way there, Sepideh's spirit is ever enduring. I feel like there aren't enough documentaries like these made in today's society, and that everyone really needs to start paying more attention to them. It's simply reality that in some countries it's harder to achieve a specific career, like an astronaut, and that some cultural identities can make it more difficult to accomplish your goals. Sepideh shows us that it's possible to overcome both geographical and sociological obstacles to accomplish dreams.
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