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Middle East Film Series: Iranian Cinema
Introduced by Kathy Lee, Baha'i Community of Durham, NC!
Free and Open to the Public!
Film Screening: "Iranian Taboo" (Reza Allamedzadeh, 2011, 78 min, USA, Persian with English subtitles, color, DVD) -- Iranian Taboo tells the harrowing story of Baha'i woman Nadereh and her 14-year-old daughter who decide to sell all their belongings and leave their home in Isfahan to take refuge in the west. The film takes us across continents from Turkey to Israel and from the USA to Iran. We are given unique insights - from the underground Baha'i university (BIHE) to Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi, from the suppressed Baha'i peasants of the Ivel village in the northern province of Mazandaran to Abolhassan Banisadr, 1st president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.