“They were tired of their situation. They wanted to have their own life; they wanted to be away from each other for a while to experience the feeling of missing each other.” These are what Mohammad Jafari, the director of documentary film Laleh and Ladan that made Singapore’s people attracted to their situation in Singapore film festival, says in his article in this month’s Film magazine edition. “We made them encounter people of different specialties. The first person we met was a clergyman. The first question they asked was whether they could marry. The clergyman disappointed them by saying they couldn’t, since in Islam a man can’t be married to two sisters at the same time (in Iran polygamy is allowed) and two men can’t marry them as well [perhaps because of seeing their sister-in-law without Islamic coverage or whatsoever.] One of them wished to study law, while the other wished to study psychology and therefore one of them had to compromise for the sake of the other. They were tired of not having individuality.”

And I guess that’s what made them bravely accept such a big risk. They were so clever and full of hope. They had studied law in one of the best universities of Tehran. Being conjoined didn’t stop them from many things, but from having individuality.

I see a big irony comparing the sad death of these most-ever-loved-in-Iran twins with the current events of Iran. Some people are ready to die for having their individuality back; some people are ready to kill, to take some others’ individuality away.

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