The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival


Experience martial arts action with Platform, a multifaceted documentary from first-time director Sahar Mosayebi.

A Rocky-esque tale of determination and grit, the film follows three sisters living in Iran. Despite the heavy-handed restrictions on women’s rights, the sisters decide to train and compete in order to become international champions of Wushu, a Chinese martial art. Exploring the sisters’ thriving underdog story, the documentary delves not only into their intensive training but also their surprising place in society as they challenge traditional gender roles on the path to success.

The first movie to cover female sports in Iranian history, Platform is an eye-opening look at female empowerment in another part of the world.

“[A] revealing, intimate documentary.” — Roxana Hadadi,