In an isolated Iranian village, 18-year-old Sahar is left in charge of her poor, mentally challenged father after the death of her mother. Sahar dreams of attending college and becoming a doctor, but members of their extended family insist Sahar must play the role of caretaker unless her father remarries. A warm and intimate observational documentary, Destiny captures a young woman caught between traditional gender roles and her desire for self-determination, volleyball, and Instagram.
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Generous support is provided by the ILEX Foundation.
Special thanks to community partners Society of Iranian American Women for Education and Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston.
Directed by Yaser Talebi
(Iran, 2022, 71 minutes, in Persian with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater