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A short film by Lila Yomtoob
 
 
 
 

LARGESSE MEDIA presents Solya Spiegel  Nico Pollak  Ali Reza Farahnakian  Soraya Broukhim and Sondra James produced by Gregory Horoupian director of photography Adrian Correia  production designer Guy Kozak edited by Lila Yomtoob rerecording mixer Chad Birmingham original score Ljova Zhurbin  written & directed by Lila Yomtoob

In November 1979, a group of young Iranian revolutionaries took 63 hostages at the American Embassy in Tehran. This event echoed daily on television sets across America for 15 months, and soon enough Iranians living in the States were singled out because of their nationality. The dream of the American melting pot was over.
America 1979 is a fourteen minute narrative film in which an Iranian American nine year old girl and her teenage brother are coming of age with world politics influencing how they behave, how they are treated, and ultimately who they will grow up to be.

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Solya Spiegel

Solya Spiegel

Regina

Nico Pollak

Nico Pollak

Bobby

Ali Reza Farahnakian

Ali Reza Farahnakian

Bijan

Soraya Broukhim

Soraya Broukhim

Roya

Sondra James

Sondra James

Mrs. Ambrose

Lila Yomtoob

Lila Yomtoob

Writer & Director

Greg Horoupian

Greg Horoupian

Producer

Adrian Correia

Adrian Correia

Director of Photography

Screening Tuesday April 28th at 7pm

Thank you to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Film Festival for recognizing America 1979. If you are planning to attend, it’s a good idea to get your tickets in advance here. You can also use our Facebook invite to keep track of updates, and invite friends....

America 1979 receives a Puffin Foundation Grant

We are very pleased to share that America 1979 has been awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation to continue our outreach and distribution efforts. We are humbled to be included amongst the important projects Puffin supports. A bit about the Puffin Foundation: The...

SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase 2014

October 1, 2014 – 7:00pm – NYC This is a private screening for members of SAG/AFTRA. Check the SAG Foundation website for more information. Here is more information that was not shown in the...

Noor Iranian Film Festival

October 19, 2014 – 3:30pm – LA Our Los Angeles Premier is coming soon on October 19 at 3:30pm. Check out the Noor Film Festival Site for tickets and details. Here is more information that was not shown in the...

A Few Photos from the set of “America 1979″

We are taking a short break from editing, which gives me a few extra free moments to share some photos with you! Cast and Crew try out their hand at cursive on the blackboard. From left to right:  Andre Gulik (Extra) Liene Dobraja (wardrobe designer) Sondra James (Ms....

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