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Women of Persian Heritage Documentary addresses American and Iranian cultures

Press Release by Women of Diversity Productions, Inc Las Vegas, Nevada

Women of Persian Heritage Documentary addresses American and Iranian cultures Facilitating dialogue to foster mutual understanding and respect

Women of Diversity Productions, Inc announces the broadcast of Women of Persian Heritage, a documentary focusing on the lives of eight Persian Women living in Nevada.  The interviewees discuss the challenges and solutions they face straddling the traditional with the modern.   These women were born in Iran and became United States citizens during adulthood. They discuss the challenges upon arriving in the United States, their education, their family, their work and current concerns to the myths and violence pertaining to the people of Iran.  Each woman shares her philosophy and the role of Persian culture in her life.

Interviews with:

Fereshteh Bakhtiar,
Pamela Beaulieu,
Firouzeh Forouzmand,
Mina Ghorbani,
Tahmineh Ronagh,
Shoukofeh Vadadi,
Venus Vejeh,
Azita Zarrabi

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Women of Diversity produces documentaries to encourage intelligent and passionate dialogue between cultures and genders.  In an ongoing series about the contributions of women, this video, Women of Persian Heritage is designed for public viewing in classrooms, libraries and other public venues.  

Directed by award winning film maker, Marlene Adrian, Women of Diversity is making available two versions:  a thirty-eight minute which is available online and the full length version of fifty-nine minutes, which can be ordered for a nominal donation, by visiting

Women of Diversity Productions, Incorporated is a non-profit 501(c)3.  The mission of Women of Diversity is to enhance the lives of women and therefore of society. We support the mission through the publication and free distribution of educational/literary materials, such as books and videos, and by presenting free seminars and special events that focus upon empowering women and giving visibility to achievements of women, as well as sending the message "respect everyone."

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