Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.
Afshin Ghaffarian risks everything to start a dance company amidst his home country of Iran’s politically volatile climate and the nation’s ban on dancing.
A film based on an incredible true story. Desert Dancer is a classic hero story about brave young people risking their lives to rebel against their government and fight for their dreams. Set in Iran, where it is currently forbidden to dance, the story follows Afshin Ghaffarian and his friends who despite the dangers form an underground dance company where, via hacking into YouTube, they learn from the very best – Michael Jackson, Pina Bausch, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Reveling in the freedom of expression that dance gives them, they set upon putting on a performance deep in the desert, away from the watchful eyes of the military police. Written by Anonymous
|Tagline:||Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Free.|
|Cast:||Akin Gazi, Freida Pinto, Makram Khoury, Marama Corlett, Nazanin Boniadi, Neet Mohan, Reece Ritchie, Simon Kassianides, Tolga Safer, Tom Cullen|
|Director:||Liz West, Richard Raymond|
|Country:||Morocco, Romania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom|