Desert Dancer (2014)

Desert Dancer
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Biopic, Dance
Keywords culture, dance, dancer, freedom, Iran, political, protest, true story, 2009
Status Awaiting Release
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jon Croker Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sarah Arison Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Parisa Dunn Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Steve Norris Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Laura Julian Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Carlos Catalan Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Akram Khan Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Louise Stjernsward Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Alistair Kay Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Luis Astorquia Producer n/a 3 3000005
Izabella Miko Producer n/a 3 3000004
Simon Kassianides Actor Sattar 1 1000005
Marama Corlett Actor Mona 1 1000004
Tom Cullen Actor Ardavan 1 1000003
Freida Pinto Actor Elaheh 1 1000002
Nazanin Boniadi Actor Parisa Ghaffarian 1 1000006
Richard Raymond Director n/a 2 2000001
Nigel Thomas Producer n/a 3 3000003
Richard Raymond Producer n/a 3 3000002
Pippa Cross Producer n/a 3 3000001
Reece Ritchie Actor Afshin Ghaffarian 1 1000001
During the politically charged climate of the 2009 protests in Iran, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as- Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Their exploration of music, dance and a universal respect for artistic expression untouchable by political strife, enables them to discover a freedom from the harsh realities of their surroundings.