THE CYPRESS TREE is a female-character-driven feature script inspired by Niloofar's journey to fight cancer. The story delves into the themes of self-discovery and finding meaning as one faces life's final chapters. The narrative portrays a writer/single Mom who wants to uncover the truth about her missing husband while simultaneously grappling with her own mortality.
HOME is a photography series and video art inspired by Niloofar's experience of migration to portray how being displaced has reshaped the concept of home for her and how she has dealt with her memories and emotions in exile from her homeland. She invites the viewer to participate and explore concepts related to home as a site of origin and belonging and a place where significant memories are located.
Gordāfarīd is a conceptual photography series and documentary inspired by the erupted political-feminist movement in Iran.
Gordafarid is a heroine and a feminine figure of wisdom and courage in Shāhnāmeh, the most significant Persian literary work of epic poetry; a warrior who fought courageously against the raiders of Iran.
The series portrays the enduring fight for "woman, life, liberty" in contemporary Iran and echoes the liberty-seeking voice of women in Iran, which has never been extinguished despite constant suppression.
"Conceptual photography is a canvas to paint all the ambivalent feelings I have dealt with since the current nationwide uprising in Iran."
Women in Iran have battled against the systemic patriarchy in both their family and society at large in various forms, whether through standing against social restrictions and inequality or fighting against deeply established injustice in Islamic Sharia law. Women are on the frontline of redefining the modern identity of Iran.
Gordafarid is a reverence to all the women of Iran who have risked their lives to fight for freedom and to end dictatorship.