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04/10/08

As the administration threatens Iran with war, listen to the voices of Iranian-Americans

The spring season of CinemaEast concludes April 16th with the screening of Caught in Between Two Worlds and Voices. Come and meet directors Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri and Simin Farkhondeh, who will be talking about the experiences of being Iranian-American and the making of their films.

Caught Between Two Worlds
By Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri and Simin Farkhondeh
(USA/Iran, 2007, 58 min, MiniDV)

Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 PM
Cantor Film Center
36 East 8 Street
New York City

Many Iranians left their country to seek refuge abroad in the events leading up to and following the 1979 revolution and birth of the Islamic Republic with some settling in the U.S. Alongside the usual challenges of engaging with a new culture and language, these Iranian immigrants have also had to deal with the traumas of revolution, the hostage crisis, and more recently, post 9/11 realities. Punctuated by the hip-hop inspired poetry of Iranian-American writer Sahar, this powerful documentary addresses the challenges of Iranian life in the U.S., offering a rich tapestry, unraveling layer upon layer of meaning to the experience of what it is like to be 'caught between two worlds.'


Preceded by:
NY Premiere
Voices
By Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri and Simin Farkhondeh
(USA/Iran, 2007, 20 min, MiniDV)


 
Noted Iranian-American academics, journalists and doctors candidly discuss what assimilation, transition, identity and cultural adaptation has meant for them. Voices is a poignant new exploration by directors Sadegh-Vaziri and Fakhondeh about what it means to be Iranian in the United States today.
 
Post-screening discussion with directors Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri and Simin Farkhondeh.
 
What:     Caught Between Two Worlds/Voices, followed by Q & A with directors Pershang Vaziri and Simin Farkhondeh

When:     Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 P.M.

Where:   Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8 Street (between Broadway and University Place), New York.
6 train to Astor Place, R train to 8th Street, B/D/V/F/A/C/E to West 4th Street.
 
Tickets: ArteEast members: $6, General Admission: $10, students (with valid ID) and senior citizen admission: $8. 
 

For more information about the CinemaEast 2008 Spring Series and to purchase advance tickets Click Here

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