Facing Mirrors by Negar Azarbayjani has won the Translation 2012 Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the The Seattle Transgender Film Festival.
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Held from 3-6 May 2012, the following films are the 2012 Translations Audience Award Winners:
-Best Narrative Feature, FACING MIRRORS, directed by Negar Azarbayjani
-Best Documentary Feature, I STAND CORRECTED, directed by Andrea Meyerson
-Best Documentary Short Film, MIND, directed by Emma Crimmings
-Best Narrative Short Film, MARIAGE SANS FRONTIERES, directed by Ches Yim and Anastasia Tsang
Facing Mirrors has also won the best film and best actor awards in Syracuse Film Festival (New York), and also was selected as the best featured film in Washington D.C film festival and the best religious film in Ukraine Film Festival.
FACING MIRRORS , Negar Azarbayjani; 2011; Iran; 102 min.
The first narrative film from Iran to feature a transgender main character, Azarbayjani's FACING MIRRORS is a story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops despite social norms and traditional beliefs. Rana drives a cab in order to survive financially and pay off the debt that keeps her husband in prison. By chance, she picks up Eddie, who's on the run and desperately awaiting the passport he needs to leave the country. When the religious and inexperienced Rana learns that her wealthy passenger is FTM, conflicts arise, but could they eventually help each other out of their dire situations?
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