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
- Interviews about @America1979Film on The Examiner and The Jewish Journal. Check it out! http://t.co/dsV8Wvh8GB
28 days ago
- Bailout web series by @tumeric about a young Iranian American woman with financial woes. a few more days left to fund http://t.co/mGyIHBuLLK
35 days ago
- Q/A with director @lilabird about @America1979film on The Examiner! http://t.co/RbwF0Rxtr2
62 days ago
- Great screening at @AsianFilmFestLA last night! It was a full house - a great crowd, great films! Thanks to all who helped make it happen.
62 days ago