DENSITY OF EMPTINESS
Shirin Barghnavard, Shirin Barghnavard / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 19 min / World Premiere
An analysis of space in the city of Tehran from the perspective of some of the cities’ vulnerable women.
‘Density of Emptiness’ showcases the unbalanced density in the concept of place, the
unbalanced division of space in the city of Tehran. A reality that the filmmaker exposes
through a voice-over narration based on her research and by comparing photographs –
taken ten years ago by an Iranian female photographer – of troubled women living in a
semi-public shelter in a poor neighborhood in the south of Tehran in contrast to modern,
empty high-rise buildings in the northern districts of the city.