A war photographer during the Iran–Iraq war whose heroic photos sent many young soldiers to the front line is now tormented by nightmares of dying comrades pleading for help.
He traverses landscapes filled with silent witnesses in search of people he photographed at the time, hoping to meet a few of those who survived. Stronger than a Bullet is a stylish portrait and a powerful essay on ideology and the power of the image.
Director: Maryam Ebrahimi
Sweden, 2017, 75’, Farsi, EN + CZ subtitles
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Born in 1976, Maryam Ebrahimi is an Iranian documentary filmmaker and producer based in Sweden. She produced the feature documentaries I Was Worth 50 Sheep and No Burqas Behind Bars before she shot her debut feature documentary, Stronger Than a Bullet, a shocking portrait of war through the eyes of one of its important survivors.
The film premiered at IDFA and went on to some of the most prestigious film festivals throughout the globe.