The Neighbours


23rd TDF: World Premiere

Through its tense narrative flow and formal treatment, this captivating documentary sheds light on the immense suffering of dogs in Iran. The camera follows the story of a cleric and his colleagues who set out to challenge the brutal treatment of these animals under the guise of outdated religious teachings.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Khalil Rashnavi
Cinematography: Khalil Rashnavi
Editing: Khalil Rashnavi
Sound: Gisou Azad Ravesh
Producers: Mojdeh Naghdi
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Iran
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 42΄

Khalil Rashnavi


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2021 The Neighbours