Sepideh: Reaching For The Stars
"Dear Mr. Einstein, watching the documentary about Anouseh Ansari really motivates me. Tonight I am going stargazing again. Everyday, every night I dream of floating in space."
In a small rural village far from Tehran a young Iranian astronomer named Sepideh has a dream of becoming an astronaut. Sepideh is encouraged by friends and held back by her family, who want a more traditional Iranian life for her. Her family expects Sepideh to get married and work the lands to provide for her family the traditional way. She is even threatened with death by her uncle who warns Sepideh not to disappoint god by studying the sky. This is an inspiring and eye opening film about one woman’s struggle and her brave pursuit to achieve her dream. Brought to you by by Chime For Change: A community of people working to promote educatuion, health and justice for every girl, every woman everywhere.
Directed By: Berit Madsen