This film tells an incredible but true story of Afshin Ghaffarian, an Iranian dancer who wanted the freedom to express himself through dance in a country where dance is forbidden. Despite the dangers, Afshin Ghaffarian and a group of dancers start an underground dance company in a hidden basement. Through proxy servers, the group hacks into YouTube, where they learn from the best dancers. Reveling in the freedom of expression that dance gives them, they set out to put on a performance deep in the desert far from the prying eyes of the government police. However, this simple act of courage and defiance will set in motion events that put Afshin’s life at risk. Desert Dancer is a true story of how young people are ready to risk it all to fight for their dreams and freedom of expression.