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Movie Discovery of the Day: The Football Aficionado (2022) by Paliz Khoshdel, Sharmin Mojtahedzadeh

Zahra, a 27-year-old Iranian football enthusiast, is an ardent supporter of Persepolis, one of the biggest football teams in Tehran. However, as per an unwritten law in Iran, women are banned from attending football games in stadiums. Despite this gender-based discrimination, Zahra decides to challenge the status quo by disguising herself as a man to watch live matches. Unexpectedly, her actions become a catalyst for a nationwide movement against gender inequality, as Zahra's story goes viral on social media, attracting attention from the press and empowering other young women to speak out. Winner Best Documentary, Busan International Film Festival 2022. Link IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22174342/ Link Review: https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Arts/Tale-of-defiant-Iranian-female-soccer-fan-echoes-Tehran-protests


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