Ahang Bashi (2016)

In the peak of her career documentary filmmaker Ahang Bashi falls down in a deep gorge of panicattacks and depression. With a skin deep precision, beautiful imagery and a black humor she carries the viewer into the swirling world of anxiety, sometimes dark and sometimes hopeful. With the camera as her tool she brings us back in time to the escape from Iran and the little girl who did not understand.


Info & Credits

Directed by
Ahang Bashi
Produced by
David Herdies
Cinematography by
Ahang Bashi, Maria Åkesson
Edited by
Kristin Grundström
Jakob Lindhagen
Sound design
Oscar Àlvarez
Nina Boriri/Stopp
Original title
With  support from
The Swedish Film Institute/Klara Grunning & Cecilia Lidin, SVT/Annika Hamngren, Filmbasen, Längmanska Culture Foundation, The Arts Grants Committee

Color | HD | 73 min | Swedish and Farsi | Swedish and English subtitles

Awards and nominations

Nominee for Tempo Documentary Award, Tempo 2016
Winner of the Stockholm prize, Nöjesguiden, Sweden 2016
Nominee for Best Film at Guldbaggegalan, Sweden, 2017
Winner Newcomer of the year, Guldbaggegalan, Sweden, 2017
Winner of Best Swedish Feature – The City Of Gothenburg Award, Gothenburg Film festival, 2017

Festivals in selection

Gothenburg Film Festival, 2016
Tempo Film Festival, Stockholm, 2016
Way Out West, Gothenburg, 2016
One World Film Festival, Prague, 2016
Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, 2016


6/6 in Svenska Dagbladet. “Alla, absolut alla, bör se den här filmen” (in Swedish)
5/5 in Kulturnytt, P1, Swedish Radio. “Skörheten är en fantastisk film” (in Swedish)
5/5 in Göteborgsposten. “Häpnadsväckande och välgörande” (in Swedish)
4/5 in Sydsvenskan. “Jag har  aldrig tidigare sett den psykiska ohälsan skildrad så naken och autentisk” (in Swedish)
4/5 TT
4/5 Metro

Press mentions and interviews

Swedish Radio P1 Interview with Ahang Bashi (in Swedish)
Svenska Dagbladet Portrait of Ahang Bashi (in Swedish)
Modern Psykologi Interview with Ahang Bashi (in Swedish)
Lerums tidning Interview with Ahang Bashi (in Swedish)
TV4 Nyheterna Interview with Ahang Bashi (in Swedish)
Feministiskt Perspektiv  Text on Fragility (in Swedish)