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

 

USA, Australia

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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."