Sina Ataeian Dena, born in 1983, is an Iranian film director, screenwriter and film producer. Of his recent film, Paradise this Handbook, documents the origin story. In 2015, with a premiere at the Locarno Film Festival, and nominated for the Golden Leopard, Paradise was shown at numerous international film festivals. At the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival, the jury president Francis Ford Coppola decided with his colleagues to award all competing films, so Paradise got also a Special Jury Award. In the filmography of Sina Ataeian Dena are further works: Wind in the Alley (2013), Homo (2013), Third Gender (2006), Freak Out (2004).Andreas Baur is director of the Stadtische Galerie Villa Merkel in Esslingen, edited and wrote critical essays for the monographic catalogs of Darren Almond, Willie Doherty, Hamish Fulton, Alan Kaprow, Manfred Kuttner, Andreas Schulze, and Marcus Weber, as well as for GOOD SPACE (2017) and Better than de Kooning (2015) among others.