Forty years ago, the Shah and the Iranian monarchy were overthrown. The takeover of power by the new head of state and religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini was followed by the imprisonment of tens of thousands of political opponents – among them, the parents of the filmmaker Maryam Zaree. Maryam, who now lives in Germany, was born in EVIN, an Iranian prison, notorious for human rights abuse. With the desire to break the decades of silence surrounding her parents' past and her place of birth, she sets out in search of her own story. What begins as a personal search for clues takes on ever greater proportions, developing into a space of solidarity for those affected by trauma. Maryam's story raises questions about the silence on conflict and trauma within families, but also about the value of coming to terms with it.
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