Video clip of Azerbaijani TV series shared as father dancing on daughter's funeral amidst uprising in Iran

It has been claimed in multiple posts that an Iranian father is dancing at her daughter's funeral after she was killed by Iranian morality police for not covering her hair.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  1 Oct 2022 1:38 PM GMT
Video clip of Azerbaijani TV series shared as father dancing on daughters funeral amidst uprising in Iran

Hyderabad: A video of a man dancing in pain has gone viral on social media. It has been claimed in multiple posts that an Iranian father is dancing at her daughter's funeral after she was killed by Iranian morality police for not covering her hair.

"Iranian father who promised to live long enough to dance at his daughter's wedding ends up dancing at her funeral after she was killed by the Iranian morality police for not covering her hair," wrote a Facebook user while sharing the video.


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Several Facebook and Twitter users have shared the same video making a similar claim. (Click here, here and here to view the posts.)

The video comes amidst the massive uprising against the Iranian theocratic rule after the death of 22-year-old Masha Amini in police custody, who was arrested in Tehran for "unsuitable attire" by the morality police that enforces strict dress codes for women.

Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search of the video's keyframes and found a longer version on YouTube. The video was uploaded on 22 October 2021. The description stated that the father is dancing at her daughter's funeral; however, it also mentions that the video clip is from the Azerbaijani series "Ata Ochagi."

Taking this a cue, we ran a keyword search and again found the viral clip in a longer video uploaded by a verified YouTube channel, Xəzər Film, in 2018. The description stated that "Ata Ochagi" is a psychological drama based on family conflict directed by Rufat Shahbazov.

We also found that the actor seen dancing in the viral video is Gurban Ismayilov and his images used in an interview given to the Azerbaiajini website TEATRO sənət portalı.


It is evident that the viral video is from the Azerbaijani drama series Ata Ochagi. Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Father dancing at daughter’s funeral.
Claimed By:Social Media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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