Based on the incredible true story of Iranian citizen Afshin Ghaffarian (played by Reece Ritchie), Desert Dancer tells the story of his quest to dance in a country where it is illegal.
The trailer of Desert Dancer, shows sees Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie and their friends, who are passionate about dancing, practicing dance moves in a suppressed society and risking their lives for the same.
The video first shows him as a kid who gets punished at school for dancing in his class. As he grows older his passion for dancing does not die. He learns dancing from videos of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev, and later creates his own dance company alongside some friends and his girlfriend Elaheh (Freida Pinto).
As a young boy he began to teach himself how to dance and then moved to an arts center where he could learn in peace. Post that we get to see him as a young man putting together the dance troupe that ultimately lands him in major trouble with the Iranian authorities.
Set amidst the turmoil of the 2009 presidential election, Afshin Ghaffarian puts together an underground dance troupe in an effort to express himself and his art when all the authorities want to put him in jail.
The film is directed by Richard Raymond and marks his directorial debut. Relativity Studios is distributing the film across the world, though movie was released last summer in Germany and was picked up by Relativity at the American Film Market.
Desert Dancer kicks off the opening night of the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theatre on January 27, 2015.
Also starring Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen and Marmama Corlett, the film will open in select theatres in the US on April 10, 2015 and the will have a worldwide release on April 17, 2015.
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