Father isn’t dancing at Iranian daughter’s funeral in viral video

The edited clip shared on social media uses age-old footage from an Azerbaijani TV show and does not depict current events in Iran.

Protests erupted around the world after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, was arrested by the country’s ethics police for allegedly failing to comply with her country’s strict Muslim dress code. Iran and later died in police custody.

Women protesting in Iran and other countries took off their headscarves and cut their hair to show solidarity with Amini.

After Amini’s death, some people on social media shared a video that they claim to show an Iranian father promised he would dance at his daughter’s wedding instead of dancing at her funeral after she was killed by the country’s ethics police for not covering her hair . One of these videos shared on Twitter has had nearly 500,000 views and over 10,000 shares.

QUESTION

Did a viral video show an Iranian father dancing at his daughter’s funeral?

SOURCES

ANSWER

This is wrong.

No, a viral video does not show an Iranian father dancing at his daughter’s funeral.

WHAT WE FIND

The viral video does not show an Iranian father dancing at his daughter’s funeral after she was killed by the ethics police. It’s an edited clip from a TV series called “Ata Ocaği” from Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan is bordered to the north by Russia, to the west by Armenia and to the south by Iran.

The footage used in the viral video is from the 78th episode of the drama that Azerbaijani television network Xezer Film shared on YouTube in January 2018. “Ata Ocaği” revolves around a family conflict, according to the video caption.

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At around 19:25 in the video, actor Qurban Ismayilov, who was incorrectly labeled in the viral clip as the Iranian mourning father, is seen dancing during the episode of the TV show. This real video is used for editing clips on social networks.

When you compare the two videos, you may also hear that the TV show and the edited viral clip use different songs. The viral clip was edited using a version of the song “Another Love” by British singer-songwriter Tom Odell. In the TV show, the song “Men Gedecem” by Azerbaijani rapper Miri Yusif plays in this scene.

This is not the first time edited clips from the TV show have been shared online, showing an Iranian father mourning the passing of his daughter.

Through a reverse image search, VERIFY found a post shared on Imgur in 2021 using the same footage from “Ata Ocaği.” In this version, the poster claims that the man’s daughter died from the coronavirus, not from police brutality.

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Edmund DeMarche

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