FDL Movie Night: Our Summer in Tehran

By: Monday May 23, 2011 5:00 pm

Single mother, Academy Award nominated filmmaker and world traveler Justine Shapiro takes her six-year-old son Mateo to Tehran for summer vacation where they spend time with three diverse families. It’s a simple set up that is poignant and effective in showing us real and very different perspectives on the Iran and its people than those gleaned from news footage. Justine wants to meet Iranian mothers in their homes before their sons meet on the battlefields.

 

An Emerging Rupture in Iran

By: Sunday August 29, 2010 8:38 am

With the predominantly foreign fantasy regarding a ‘Green’ Iranian revolution basically over, it is easier to focus attention on divisions within Iran’s dominant political factions. A rupture appears to be manifesting itself more and more between the followers of President Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Khamenei.

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