Some Narratives

Mohammad Moghaddam



Under the pretext of reviewing footage of the 1979 Iranian Revolution taken by non-professionals with Super 8 cameras, the documentary Some Narratives follows the idea that informal images of historical events taken by ordinary citizens are fundamentally different from the images taken by the official media. Consequently, the narratives produced by these amateur images are also very different from the official narratives presented by the government, which are usually based on a select portion of press footage. Non-professional pictures taken by the public produce informal narratives which offer alternative approaches to reading history. Some Narratives is a work composed of candid images created by people who only wanted to directly record the events around them.