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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

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