Kharchang (Crab)

Shiva Sadegh Asadi | 10:46 | 2020 | Iran


A shy, withdrawn boy has his heart on being in the school theater group, but the only role offered to him is that of a crab.


Shiva Sadegh Asadi

Shiva Sadegh Asadi

Shiva Sadegh Asadi is an Iranian filmmaker and painter. She started her career as a visual artist in 2006. Then she continued her studies and graduated with a Master’s degree in animation from University of Art, Tehran. She experimented different techniques and made a few short animated films including The Kitten in 2013 that was about parental neglect and emotional abuse. In 2017 she made Maned & Macho, a symbolic animation about gender discrimination in a patriarchal family. The movie was a turning point in her career, screened in many festivals all over the world and won multiple awards. Following her concerns, she made Crab in 2020, about bullying and abuse at schools.