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Mokarrameh, Memories and Dreams

Director: Ebrahim Mokhtari

A documentary on the life of Iranian Diva Mokarrameh Ghanbari, distributed in the U.S. through First Run Films.

Once Were Warriors

Director: Lee Tamahori

Based on a novel by Alan Duff. Alcoholism and domestic violence torment a family struggling to survive in an urban area south of Auckland.

The House is Black

A lyrical documentary film by beloved poet Forugh Farrokhzad, the late sister of Diva Pooran Farrokhzad. Filmed in twelve days at a leper colony in Tabriz, Iran.

Under the Skin of the City

Director: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

A film set during the 1997 Parliamentary elections about the struggles of a lower-middle class family in Iran.

The May Lady

Director: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

A divorced mother of a teenaged son is commissioned to make a documentary about the “ideal mother.”

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