Michelle would not mind wearing a scarf if she had to go to Iran. She is born and bred in Denmark and she has led a life very different from that of her Iranian mother and grandmother. Nobody is going to tell them to cover up their hair! Michelle’s mother, Hilda, fled to Denmark when she was 21 in pursuit of a life like the one the Danes live in their peaceful single-family houses. Two years after, Hilda’s parents, grandmother and little brother followed her to Denmark, but life did not quite turn out the way they hoped.

The documentary was broadcast on DR1 in 2015 and has been supported by: 

The A.P. Moeller Foundation, the Velux Foundation, Jorcks Foundation, the Frimodt-Heinike Foundation og the DSI Foundation.


Director: Anna Elisabeth Jessen
Cinematographer: Lars Schou
Editor: Boaz Heller
Sound Editing:Mikkel Sørensen
Producer: Ulrik Gutkin