Author: Shohreh Jandaghian

Shohreh Jandaghian, is a filmmaker and a film critic with Iranian origin working in Europe

In 1976, Ayatollah Khomeini, imposed a fatwa to allow people with hormonal disorders to change sex if they wished, because the Koran doesn’t say anything on the subject. Transsexuals don’t have to fear prosecution and they even can change their birth certificates. But the challenge is the traditional, religious Iranian society in which the trans-sexuality is still concerned as a disease.The Birthday follows a young man who decides to become a woman. His conservative parents try to come to terms with their son’s decision and after a lot of discussions they accept the new sexual identity of their son, who…

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