Migrant Birds Fly is a multilingual and poetic narrative drama film, shot in Toronto as an indie feature, based on the poems of three legendary female poets, Anna Akhmatova, Forough Farokhzad, and Li Qinzhao. The cinematic indie film is written, directed and produced by Arsalan Baraheni.
The film is a tale of exile, language barrier, love and identity. It is shot in black and white and consists of three chapters called "Migrant", "Birds" and "Fly" which will finally turn into "Migrant Birds Fly" when three main female characters from Asia, Middle East and East Europe, end up together in a language classroom in Toronto.
The latest screening of the film was in the competition of the 22nd Malibu Film Festival in California on March 2022.