• Still from Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars

    Still from Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars

The Film

Sepideh wants to become an astronaut, but how will this be possible for a young Iranian girl? She doesn't stop to ask herself this question, she is far too busy living her adventure.

Fuelled by a promise to her dead father to follow her dream, Sepideh spends her days studying astronomy and her nights watching the stars. But reality is kicking in: The family is out of money — and Sepideh’s uncle blames her for spending time and money on astronomy instead of working the family’s farmland.

Not wanting to lose her dream, Sepideh throws a last ball of hope when sending an e‐mail to her idol, Anousheh Ansari, asking for help. Little does she think she’ll ever get an answer back from the world’s first female space tourist. That is until one day the phone rings...

The Filmmakers

  1. Berit MadsenDirector
  2. Stefan FrostProducer
  3. Henrik UnderbjergProducer