Shaduneye left Iran for Italy five years ago. Out of her family, her father is the only one who still remains in Iran. Her mother lives in Paris and her sister in London.

The last time Shaduneye saw her father was more than a year ago when she went back to Iran. I was with her, witnessing the way she has to behave when she visits her home country, especially in public. Thus people spend a lot of time behind closed doors, meeting their friends at private parties, even though there is always the risk of the police showing up.

Maria Teresa Bilotta​

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