In 1945, the first university of Shiraz opens.
In 1963 women are able to vote for the first time.
In 1971 the Shah organizes the most expensive and biggest party in the world.
In 1979 Mayhem breaks out, the country collapses, the Islamic Republic of Iran is established.
In 1990, I was born.
In 2018 I might be granted Belgian citizenship. Maybe.
In Shiraz, tell me about the revolution? Farbod Fathinejadfard crosses the different worlds he has grown up in and re-collects and stacks them randomly again. Merciless, he dissects the two systems which turned him in who he is today. Farbod Fathinejadfard reveals the reality of government policies and agencies who turn him – and countless others – into a puppet being yanked about by (bureaucratic) structures. It becomes painful when the attempt of power structures to be objective clashes with (his) individual, human enthusiasm.
Rooted in: Transfo - Collect, Coaching: Michiel Soete en Benjamin Op de Beeck, Lights: Bas De Vos, Video: Sara Sampelayo, Technique: Gregor Van Mulders, Dramaturgical research: Dries Douibi, Costumes: Anne-Catherine Kunz, Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Co-production: Bâtard Festival, D E T H E A T E R M A K E R , Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, BUDA, Citylab, ARSENAAL/LAZARUS, Thanks to: Johan Dehollander, Aurelie Di Marino, Silke Huysmans en Hannes Dereere, Anne-Catherine Kunz, begeleiders en leden van Transfo-Collect, Lukas Stallaert, Reza Farnoud en Abdolfazl Ourdokhani. With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie