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A woman smiles at her daughter.


Duration: 1h58m
Dates: Fri 26 Jul - Thu 1 Aug 2024

Shayda, a brave Iranian mother, finds refuge in an Australian women’s shelter with her six-year-old daughter. Over Persian New Year, they take solace in Nowruz rituals and new beginnings, but when her estranged husband re-enters their lives, Shayda’s path to freedom is jeopardised. 

Shayda, the highly anticipated feature debut from award-winning writer-director Noora Niasari, had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award in World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

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