Untitled Nicky Nodjoumi Project

Untitled Nicky Nodjoumi Project is a political thriller that investigates what happened to 150 "treasonous" paintings and their repercussions on a budding Iranian artist.

In the hectic days after the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art exhibited the work of the emerging artist Nickzad “Nicky” Nodjoumi entitled “Report on the Revolution.” Expecting it to be a warm embrace of Islamist ideology, religious hardliners who reviewed the show felt so enraged by the work that they tore it down, ripped it apart, and burned it. Nicky fled the next day in terror, lest he face their outrage. 40 years later, his daughter Sara Nodjoumi and fellow filmmaker Till Schauder attempt to uncover what happened to the surviving paintings, and how this fateful exhibition shaped Nicky’s political activism for the rest of his life.