An exploration of social and cultural issues. A dancer moves among the people in an old bazaar in Tehran capturing the responses and reactions. Dance is prohibited in Iran.


  • DIRECTOR /Tanin Torabi
  • COUNTRY /Iran
  • CATEGORIES /Documentary
  • RUNTIME /7:39

Director Biography

Tanin Torabi (طنین ترابی), Film Director of The Derive

Tanin Torabi (طنین ترابی) was born in 1992 in Tehran, Iran. She has got her BA in Sociology and her MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from University of Limerick, Ireland. Torabi has made several award winning dance films and performances and currently works as a dancer, choreographer and dance film maker in Iran and Ireland.
Her most noticeable works are The Dérive, Invisible Point, Ruby, Beyond the Frames and Immensity. She has received more than 15 awards for her films to date and her works have been described as rebellious, creative, inspiring, unbearably elegant and affecting, emblematic and poignant, empowering to women, and with clarity and an exceptional ambition that is layered with a complexity of personal and cultural nuance, by festival directors.


  • Tanin Torabi
    Invisible Point, Beyond the Frames, Immensity
  • Tanin Torabi
    Invisible Point, Beyond the Frames, Immensity
  • Tanin Torabi
    Invisible Point, Beyond the Frames, Immensity
  • Faran Fahimi
  • Milad Sanaei
    Director Assistant
  • Milad Sanaei