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Closed 05/04/2021

raised of £15,000 target by 74 supporters


    Stroud, uk
    Funded on Monday, 5th April 2021

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    Thanks to all the support so far, 'Duchenne Boys' within the first few months of its festival circuit has won eight awards. This epic documentary has been Sohrab Kavir's labour of love for the last 12 years and now he needs one more push to submit his film to more festivals and travel with 'Duchenne Boys' to raise awareness about this devastating disease that claimed the lives of three of bis brothers.

    You can contact Sohrab Kavir on WhatsApp: 00447766356685 Email:


    "Duchenne Boys" is the first feature documentary by Sohrab Kavir, a British-Iranian filmmaker and the founder of "Duchenne Boys", the biggest online platform within the community in the world. Sohrab grew up in a family where Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a male-specific muscle-wasting disease, took the lives of his three brothers. Riddled by guilt about his survival, Kavir felt compelled to try to improve the lives of Duchenne sufferers especially the ones in Iran.

    On his journey of discovery, Kavir meets Matin, a young British-Iranian with Duchenne disease, who plays power wheelchair-football in the English Powerchair League. Matin inspires Kavir to attempt the seemingly impossible - to create an Iranian football team from boys with Duchenne and organise an international match with Matin's team from England. But this will be no ordinary Powerchair match. Two teams of wheelchair-bound players will face each other online - in the first-ever international cyber football match. For Kavir it becomes a remarkable act of self-redemption.

    "Duchenne Boys" was edited by the award-winning Hayedeh Safirai who previously edited the Oscar-winning "A Separation (2012)" and the Oscar-winning "The Salesman (2017)".

    "Duchenne Boys" is a candid and highly personal film about Duchenne boys and Persia, whose story offers hope and inspiration to sufferers of a disease about which the director, Sohrab Kavir, knows only too much.

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    • Sohrab Kavir3 years ago
      Sohrab Kavir

      Sohrab Kavir

      3 years ago

      Dear friends and supporters, sadly we ran out of time here, but if you'd like to still help us out in regards to this cause please contact me directly on; Thanks a lot, Sohrab Kavir

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    • Sohrab Kavir4 years ago
      Sohrab Kavir

      Sohrab Kavir

      4 years ago

      Thank you everyone for all the love and supports, we’ve just hit 5% of our target 🎉🎊🎈. We’re now more than ever energised to make these innocent boys heard by the world! Please don’t forget to share our campaign with your friends on your social media 💖

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    • Anonymous


      Mar 20, 2021


    • Sofia


      Mar 13, 2021

      For our boys ❤️


    • Katie Kilgore

      Katie Kilgore

      Mar 6, 2021

      my brother has Duchenne! I'm a filmmaker as well and I think these stories are so important to tell. Hats off to you and thank you so much for telling this story.


    • Anonymous


      Mar 6, 2021

    • Anonymous


      Feb 24, 2021

      Good luck with the project Sohrab!

    • Nadeem


      Feb 14, 2021

      All the best wishes


    • Anonymous


      Feb 2, 2021


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    Sohrab Kavir

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    Stroud, uk

    Sohrab was brought up in a family of modest means in Iran, watching helplessly as his brothers succumbed to Duchenne. In 2003, he came to the UK to study filmmaking and not let his brothers die in vain. Finally, in 2021 after 12 years of production, 'Duchenne Boys' was completed.

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