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In the corner of the home, Maryam's husband does weightlifting. Suddenly, the weight falls on his throat and puts him between life and death. Maryam tries to save him, but she just decides to stop helping and stand and watch her husband's death. After she makes sure her husband is dead, gathered her stuff and goes out with her child. During the day, she pretends her husband is got disappeared and she does not have any news.

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Director’s Statement

Silence is not always consent. If you annoy someone all the time and they say nothing, it does not mean that they don't really care.
If someone's behavior destroys your soul and breaks your spirit while you just cannot or don't want to say anything, it does not mean you feel happy with your situation.
Many men do the same with women and what women often choose is silence.
The character of "Maryam" in "Retouch" is one of those women who suddenly encounters a position enables her to compensate her grievance and indignity. She can choose whether to save her husband from death or let him struggle to death.
Around us, many Maryams are living who never have the chance to express how much they are hurt.
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Copyright © 2017 Kaveh Mazaheri

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