The song 'Chador' stands as a compelling exploration by the Iranian artist Pari Eskandari of the struggle of women in Iran.
Launched in September 2023 under Tricky's label, False Idols, the release serves as a poignant commemoration of the first anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian whose death became the catalyst for protests against stringent dress codes and the regime in Iran.
Accompanying this release is a visually striking video portraying a female initiation ritual, a form of expression that, in Pari's words, "transcends women from the commonplace to the sublime" through dance. As she elaborates, "This piece is a tribute to the women in Iran who courageously risk their lives every day."
The music video was shot over two days at MONOPOL in Berlin. BLACK CORRIDOR produced this non-profit project in support of a greater cause. Our dedicated team worked voluntarily, also supported by our external partners such as VANTAGE, KAMERA LUDWIG or OKAY STUDIOS.
With immense gratitude to our friends at Florida Entertainment, the video found its way to the former channels of TV icons Joko & Klaas, who also share a strong commitment to Iran's protest movement.
CHADOR [FALSE IDOLS]
WRITER: PARI ESKANDARI
DIRECTOR: NIKOLAS MEYBERG
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MARTIN L. LUDWIG
2ND CAMERA: PETER KAEMPF
PRODUCED BY: PARI ESKANDARI & BLACK CORRIDOR
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: HANNES HÖHN
PRODUCER: EDGAR DERZIAN
EDITOR: ALESSANDRO DORDONI
COLORIST: MARTIN L. LUDWIG, PETER KAEMPF
CHOREOGRAPHER: ANNALISE VAN EVEN
STYLIST: STÉFANI BEATRIZ MORENO MAMMEL, ROZÀLIE KLIMESOVA, KARBON KORDANI
MAKE-UP ARTIST: DOREEN WORTMANN
GAFFER: NICO NITSCHE
BEST BOY: LION FUTH
1ST AC: JEROME CHAUVISTRÉ
PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDRÉ BEILER
STUNT COORDINATION & STUNT RIGGER: JASON OETTLE, JAKOB BUNCKENBURG
PRODUCTION SUPPORT: STEFANIE BARZ, MICHAEL RÜSEL, JULIAN MATHIEU
POST-PRODUCTION: NEUMA LLUSIÁ DOS SANTOS, JOSHUA SANDERS | OKAYSTUDIO
VFX: JONAS SCHEEL