HD 30 min, Austria / Iran 2017
In the age of „fake“ news and media manipulation this film about Iran, America’s favourite enemy, offers a view of the country through a lense of fact and fiction. The film’s main method is to de-construct „reality“ and to subvert the principles of documentary film-making. At the same time, through the use of contradictory voice-over commentary and variously connotated visual material, it also contains facts which offer the viewer a glimpse of Iran’s home affairs and the state’s inconsistencies.
Iranium may be seen as the sequel to my film Empire of Evil, but it contains a broader approach for (de-)constructing reality and questioning the claim to truth-telling in documentary films.