Forough Farrokhzad was an Iranian poet and filmmaker.
Born in Tehran, Iran in 1935, she attended school until ninth grade, then was taught painting and sewing at a girls' school for manual arts. At age sixteen she was married, and within two years, Farrokhzad and her husband divorced. In 1967, Farrokhzad died in a car accident at age thirty-two.
She wrote poems in Persian and directed documentary films.
Farrokhzad's poetry became controversial for its bold, female voice and its harsh criticism of the position of women in Iranian society.
Her work includes:
Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season
The House is Black (1962)
Forough Farrokhzad has won several international awards especially for her documentary film titled The House is Black.