A short film 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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Ali Reza Farahnakian
Writer & Director
Director of Photography
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3 days ago
- Color correction for @america1979film is officially done! Now to finish up the DVD and versions for screenings. http://t.co/c2RZfaJB9p
3 days ago
- Can't wait to read this book! Tremors: New Fiction By Iranian American Writers | Harvard Review Online http://t.co/B2hbbuyrKn
4 days ago
- Excited to announce that @america1979 will be screening at the SAG/AFTRA short Film showcase on Oct 1 in NYC. For members of SAG/AFTRA only!
5 days ago