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Please contact Lila Yomtoob

Lila Yomtoob ( writer/director )
577 Carroll Street #1
Brooklyn, NY 11215


Press Kit

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In The Media

“Making a period piece on a limited budget is dicey. If the details aren’t there, it ruins the story world.” – An interview with director Lila Yomtoob
Ed Moy,
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“It’s easy to think that kids aren’t affected, and it’s important to acknowledge that they are, because kids carry and process things differently than adults do.”
Karmel Melamed, The Jewish Journal
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“If you can touch someone’s heart with what you’ve made, it can be more valuable than material things. It’s very ephemeral. It’s the thing I love and the thing I hate the most about filmmaking.” – An interview with Lila Yomtoob
Shahed Shajadieh,
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“A deeply personal story that will resonate with the Iranian-American community at large.”
San Khanlari,
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“One of the few explorations of Iranian-American experiences during the wave of anti-Iranian hysteria and violence that overtook the United States in the wake of the Hostage Crisis.”
Alex Shams,
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