SHAYDA director sources true life experiences for compelling mother/daughter drama at Sundance Film Festival

2 min readJan 26

An Iranian mother fights to protect herself and her daughter from an abusive husband in the compelling drama Shayda.

SHAYDA is premiering in the World Dramatic Section of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Photo by Jane Zhang.

Can a Sundance drama ignite a women-led revolution in Iran? The compelling mother/daughter melodrama, SHAYDA, makes the case. Writer/director Noora Niasari sources…


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