In an internal monologue, the director of the film Mina unveils the tragic story of her grandmother’s mysterious death. Although they never met, the fates of the two women are inextricably linked.
In the documentary “The Art of Living in Danger” the director Mina unveils a deep family secret. The secret revolves around her grandmother’s death, who was a victim of domestic violence, but Mina never knew anything about it until she was 17. In the film, Mina tells her grandmother’s story through a monologue addressed to her in the context of Iranian women’s place in Iranian law, before and after the Islamic revolution. Mina takes her deceased grandmother’s hand and takes her along to different places in history, among women’s rights activists and their battles in Iran. Addressed like a letter to her grandmother, Mina tells the story of a group of feminists in Iran, in 2016, who created a campaign called “Stop Domestic Violence Against Women”. Such campaigns are forbidden in Iran, but the women wanted to create awareness about domestic violence against women and to document incidents. Through this, they wanted to pressure the government to pass a new law to protect women against violence.