SEARCHING FOR ARAMSAYESH GAH
Feature film in production
Directed by JAYDN RAY GOSSELIN & ELAHE ZIVARDAR
Produced by JACOB FERTIG, MEHRAN GHADIRI & JAYDN RAY GOSSELIN
Executive Produced by ELAHE ZIVARDAR & CHARLOTTE COOK
Presented by FIELD OF VISION
Supported by DOC SOCIETY, FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, & NYU PRODUCTION LAB
Memories take shape, as refugee, journalist, and architect Elahe Zivardar revisits six years of brutal detention by constructing a photo-realistic 3D simulation of Australia's NAURU REGIONAL PROCESSING CENTRE. Drawing from the stark testimonies of other detainees and the largest trove of never-before-seen footage from inside the detention center, Elahe exposes the facility, its architecture, and the amorality of the Border-Industrial Complex that profits at the expense of refugee and migrant incarceration.
She must move through her lingering trauma to imagine a new kind of place that is the antithesis of the corporate detention center – a radically utopian space of healing, which she calls "Aramsayesh Gah."