Kamran Shirdel b. 1939
Qaleh (The Women's Quarter) (1966)
Duration: 18:23, B&W

Written and Directed by Kamran Shirdel
Still Photographs: Kaveh Golestan, 1966

Qaleh (The Women's Quarter) depicts the life of prostitutes in Tehran's brothel district — an area known as Shahr-e-No. The film was commissioned by the Organization of The Iranian Women [sic] but was banned before shooting was completed. After the revolution of 1979, Shirdel decided to finish the film using photographs by the late Kaveh Golestan that were taken more than ten years after the film was shot. The Shahr-e-No district was demolished in 1980.

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