Red Burqa was commissioned by the Gulbenkian foundation and LX films Portugal, as part of their "distance/proximity" series of films.

Each filmmaker was asked to make a film about an object used in every day life that has an interesting twist to its history, so I decided to make a film about the Red Burqa which is worn in Southern Iran.  Marco Polo saw them on his travels, took them to Venice and they are widely believed to be base of the Venetian masks.

 The Film was made in 2009, and has been shown in Film festivals world wide, It premiered at London Documentary Film Festival 2009, and was nominated for Best Short film at Creteil Film Festival Paris 2010.