Dear Elnaz / Elnaz Jan (2021)

  • 2021
  • UK Premiere
  • 1h 23m
  • Canada

On January 8th 2020, Ukrainian Airlines’ flight PS752 was shot down by the Iranian regime. All 176 passengers and crew on board lost their lives. Javad Soleimani lost the love of his life, Elnaz Nabiyi. By concluding that the plane crash occurred only due to technical defects, the Iranian regime lied about the real reasons for this heinous crime, until, under international pressure, they were forced to accept responsibility for firing upon a civilian aircraft. In this film, the camera’s role as an observer gradually becomes Javad’s primary channel for seeking justice, as his friends and a film crew accompany him through a process of mourning and healing. Javad’s anger and sorrow gradually shifts towards a loud cry for justice, as his memories, and his quest for truth, merge to form a unique and powerful political gesture.

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Director

Mania Akbari

Producer

Javad Soleimani

Language

Farsi