A short film written and 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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Ali Reza Farahnakian
Writer & Director
Director of Photography
- The nicest people Anthony Bordain has ever met are in Iran! http://t.co/jcmuS4pJ19
5 days ago
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14 days ago
- That day we filmed in 20 degree weather with 40 mile an hour winds... http://t.co/FGsKEQPwBL
15 days ago
- Thanks @theARTS for supporting us with a post production grant! Our film will be finished very soon thanks to you! http://t.co/RLFCrymI5v
25 days ago