Collection of Short films
Part 1) Deadtime: This amusing and insightful film examines the seconds that become minutes that turn into hours spent waiting at traffic lights in the crowded streets of Tehran. A tightly edited portrait of people caught in the congestion of modern city life and the means they use to cope with it.
Part 2) The White Station: filmed entirely from an apartment window, Seifollah Samadian's short film focuses on a woman who braves an unprecedented Tehran snowstorm in order to use public transportation.
Part 3) TEHRAN: THE 25TH HOUR provides a look at a moment in Iranian history that may surprise western audiences with its familiarity. On the 29th of November, 1998, moments after the Iranian National Football Team qualified as the 32nd team in World Cup `98, the usually quiet streets of Tehran were transformed into isles of joy as people united to celebrate their nation's sporting victory. It was one of the happiest days in the life of the modern Iranian nation; a day that would come to be known as "Sweet Saturday." The simplicity of the action and motivation soon dissolve into a profound statement on the human condition. It's no wonder director Abbas Kiarostami regards this short as one of his favorite documentaries.