Desert Dancer is a 2014 biographical film directed by Richard Raymond. It tells a true story of a young, self-taught dancer in Iran, Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.
In select theaters April 10
Set in Iran, the story follows the ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. The group learned the dancing from videos of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev even though the online videos banned. Afhsin and Elaheh also learn much from each other and learned how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.[
Starring: Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Tom Cullen and Makram J. Khoury.
Genre: Dance, Drama
Directed By: Richard Raymond
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