Phobos by Iranian Mina Keshavarz, to its world premiere in CPH:Dox

Mina Keshavarz's PHOBOS premieres at CPH:DOX

PHOBOS is part of a collective documentary program A Sense of Place created by Afsun Moshiri in partnership with the Wim Wenders Foundation, produced by Afsun Moshiri and Hamidreza Pejman.

In this collective documentary programme, six Iranian filmmakers tell stories of places in Iran or in exile. The programme is created by producer Afsun Moshiry in partnership with The Wim Wenders Foundation, and the films have been developed in close collaboration with Wim Wenders and Hella Wenders.

Producer: Afsun Moshiry, Hamidreza Pejman
Co-producer: Baptiste Bertin, Marc Collin, Kim El Moumen
In collaboration with Wim Wenders Foundation

The project also contains an artist talk with Wim Wenders and Afsun Moshiry, see more here.


Mina Keshavarz is an alumna of the Mentoring Progamme and currently she faces a ban to leave Iran.



Mina Keshavarz / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 13 min / World Premiere

A City constantly threatened by war in a never-ending nightmare. Phobos’ is a poetic and experimental short documentary that transcends the fear of war and destruction. Bushehr on the Persian golf builds a natural border to the sea. Mina Keshavarz grew up there. Her surrealistic picture of getting lost in a town known to her, looking for her home, family, and friends narrates her constant nightmare of an abandoned city.

Mina Keshavarz

Documentary filmmaker and producer Mina Keshavarz was born in Shiraz in 1984. Since 2002 she has been working as a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and researcher for documentary film projects. She is Co-founder of visual documentary magazine” From Tehran” and she is also Co-founder of a website on documentary film issues “ Vamostanad “ from 2009-2014 in Iran.

She has made several awarded documentary films on social issues which have premiered in IDFA, Thessaloniki, Sheffield, Tribeca, London Film Festival including “Profession: Documentaries”, “Braving the Waves” and “Unwelcome in Tehran”

She established her documentary film production “MinDoc Film Production “in Iran in 2013 with the aim to produce creative documentaries with a focus on social, political issues. Since then Mina produced 2 interactive documentaries, including "Scheherzade Now" and 3 feature length documentary film including "Braving the Waves" , "Fish Eye" and "The Art of Living in Danger". Mina is alumni of Berlinale Talents, HotDocs Emerging Docs Accelerator Lab, Nipkow Film Residency and she has pitched her project in Tribeca, Thessaloniki, IDFA Pitching Forum and HotDocs deal maker. She has experience as a jury member in National and International film festivals and participated in several development workshops like GreenHouse, ESODoc, Docedge Kolkata.