Film presentation from Khavaran Cemetery
Family members of political prisoners executed during mass executions of early years of 1980s and in 1988 massacre, gather in Khavaran cemetery to commemorate their loved ones twice a year. Once, in the last Friday of the Iranian Calendar, in Esfand (March), on the occasion of New Year (Nowrooz), and once, on 10 Shahrivar (31 August), on the Anniversary of 1988 political massacre. The qualities of the films are law as they have been taken in secret and sometimes by mobile.
Khavaran cemetery is a cemetery located in South East of Tehran. It was used as a graveyard for the religious minorities such as Christian, and recently Baha’is and also as a mass grave site for political prisoners in the 1988 mass executions.
On January 25, 2009 it was alleged that the Khavaran cemetery had been demolished by the regime. The portion of the cemetery in which the political prisoners are buried is colloquially known as Golzar Khavaran, the Khavaran rose garden. Most of the leftist’s political prisoners who were massively executed in Tehran´s Evin-prison in 1980s are buried in this cemetery. Since 2009, family members were not allowed to gather in Khavaran. Gahterings were called by the mothers known as "Mothers of the Kahvaran".
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