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Payvand.com -- A World Between is the true story of a young Iranian American raised in the United States, who travels to Iran to discover his father's homeland. His encounters take him across the country, from the teeming capital of Tehran, to the centre of Ancient Persia in Esfahan, and finally to the home of his ancestors Iran's holiest city, Mashhad. In each place we meet his friends and relatives who help form a more representative view of Iranians than we often see in the West. It is the story of one young man's experience, but it speaks volumes to all those who desire to know the place better, both westerners and Iranians living abroad. We see Iran through the narrator's eyes, that understands both Iranian and American sensibilities.
The film, directed by Nezam
Manouchehri, premiered last summer on
and has been very well received by wide audiences across the country. Iranians
living abroad find it to be a nostalgic and positive look at our culture,
without being overly political, while Americans unfamiliar with
Iran are consistently surprised by the warm sentiments by everyday
Iranians about the people and culture of the United States.
Ultimately the film hopes to bridge some of the cultural gaps between the United States and Iran that have deepened over the decades.
... Payvand News - 04/09/08 ... --