Laleha bidarand ( bedarand)By Farzan Deljou

A short movie written and directed by Farzan Deljou

Tulips/ Laleha bidarand by Farzan Deljou is a poignant tribute to the life of Kian, a 9-year-old boy who could have been a creative genius and a force for good in the world. Based on real events reported by reputable news agencies in and outside of Iran, as well as information from Kian’s family and friends, this short clip offers a glimpse into his world and the tragedy that cut his life short.

The events depicted in this film highlight the stark reality of the political climate in Iran, where innocent citizens, including young children like Kian, are often victims of violence and oppression. This is just one of many such incidents that occurred during the Women, Life, and Freedom movement in 2022, when Mahsa Zhina Amini was brutally murdered by the regime’s morality police.

I dedicate this film to the families who have lost their beloved daughters and sons in Iran’s struggle for freedom and justice. It is my hope that this film will help raise awareness of the ongoing atrocities in Iran and inspire people to take action to promote peace and human rights around the world.

Farzan Deljou
Farzan Deldjou renowned Iranian American Director, Actor, Author

Farzan Deljou is a talented writer who began his writing career at the young age of 13. He has written sixteen mystery novels, including titles such as “Mallet,” “A Thousand Bullets,” “A Puddle of Blood,” “The Night Whisperer,” “The TP Man,” and “Invincible,” among others. He is known for his ability to weave complex and intriguing stories that keep readers engaged from beginning to end.

In addition to his success as a novelist, Farzan also made a name for himself in theIranian film industry. During his 20s, he wrote, acted in, and directed five feature films that became major hits. These films include “The Scent of Wheat,” “Foreigner’s Night,” “Friends” (Yaran), “The Fish Die In The Soil” (The Fish Die In The Soil), and “Weeds.””The Fish Die in the Soil” is regarded as one of the classics of Iranian cinema and is considered a masterpiece of Iranian new wave cinema. His talent for storytelling and his ability to bring his vision to life on the big screen have earned him widespread recognition and acclaim in the entertainment industry. Farzan Deljou is known for his activism and advocacy for human rights, particularly for women and children. He has always strived to raise awareness and address the issue of human trafficking in Iran and around the world.