Interview mit Hoda Taheri und Boris Hadžija

Hoda Taheri and Boris Hadžija met a few years ago at DFFB in Berlin, became friends and eventually started making films together. The collaboration between the two has resulted in the fictional-documentary hybrid films MOTHER PRAYS ALL DAY LONG (2022) and AS IF MOTHER CRIED THAT NIGHT (2023), directed by Hoda and produced by Boris, as well as the musical short film YUGOTRANSPORT – Wir sitzen alle im selben Bus (2022), directed by Boris.
The films premiered at the Locarno and Rotterdam film festivals. MOTHER PRAYS ALL DAY LONG was nominated for the German Short Film Award in 2022.

In the new episode of Talks’n’Topics, Hoda and Boris talk to Borjana Gaković about what makes their collaboration special, the documentary in fiction, bureaucracy and sexuality in film.



Short films by Hoda Taheri and Boris Hadžija in the AG Kurzfilm short film catalogue. The online version of the short film catalogue offers information on more than 2000 German short films produced since 2004, over 1000 of which can be previewed online by industry representatives.

Hoda Taheri

Boris Hadžija

featuered image: – MOTHER PRAYS ALL DAY LONG © Boris Hadzija, Hoda Taheri