Damavand: An Iranian Dream

Damavand: An Iranian Dream
2015 – 10 mins
Directed and edited by Matthew in collaboration with Hot Aches Productions and commissioned by BMC TV, Trek & Mountain Magazine and Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports. A ski mountaineering team from the UK set out to climb Iran’s highest mountain, Mount Damavand (5610 m). The team is lead by Shirin Shabestari, an Iranian women now resident in London. As the team ascend the mountain the film examines the pivotal role mountaineering played in Shirin’s upbringing and discover just how much this summit means to her.