Jews of Iran - 2005

Directed by Ramin Farahani

A look into the lives of Iran's Jewish community, a community that dates back over 2,700 years. Director Ramin Farahani travels to Tehran, Isfahan, and Shiraz to interview members of the 20,000 strong Iranian Jewish community who have stayed in the country after the Islamic Revolution.

Color, 52 minutes, Farsi/English

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Cast


All People Featured As Themselves
Richard Kohn Narrator

Crew


Writer Ramin Farahani
Director Ramin Farahani
Producer Ramin Farahani
Director of Photography Soheil Mohseni
Farzin Khosroshahi
Fereydoon Shirdel
Ramin Farahani
Sound Recordist Mohammad Emami
Editor Ramin Farahani
Hamid Reza Fard
Sound Mixer Juan Morales

Pictures


Young Jewish students learn to light the Sabbath candles.

Young Jewish students learn to light the Sabbath candles.

Visiting what is believed to be the burial site of Ester, the matriarch of Iranian Jews.

Visiting what is believed to be the burial site of Ester, the matriarch of Iranian Jews.

Felestin (Palestine) Square demonstrates the difficult position Iranian Jews face reconciling their religion and their country.

Felestin (Palestine) Square demonstrates the difficult position Iranian Jews face reconciling their religion and their country.

 A Jewish shopkeeper carries on the tradition of Persian music and claims to be the best Tar repairman in all of Iran.

A Jewish shopkeeper carries on the tradition of Persian music and claims to be the best Tar repairman in all of Iran.

Iran's Jewish parliamentarian Morris Motamed describes his duties as the sole representative of his people in the Majlis (Iranian Parliament).

Iran's Jewish parliamentarian Morris Motamed describes his duties as the sole representative of his people in the Majlis (Iranian Parliament).

Young friends, one Jew one Muslim, do not see their religions as affecting their friendship.

Young friends, one Jew one Muslim, do not see their religions as affecting their friendship.

Inside the Grand Synagogue at Isfahan.

Inside the Grand Synagogue at Isfahan.

In 2000 ten Jews and two Muslims from Shiraz were accused of spying for Israel.

In 2000 ten Jews and two Muslims from Shiraz were accused of spying for Israel.

One of the freed Jews returns to his job at a Kosher restaurant.

One of the freed Jews returns to his job at a Kosher restaurant.

At a gathering of Shirazi Jews, 'Long live Iran. Log live Iranian Jews.'

At a gathering of Shirazi Jews, "Long live Iran. Log live Iranian Jews."

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