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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|All People Featured||As Themselves|
|Director of Photography||Soheil Mohseni
|Sound Recordist||Mohammad Emami|
Hamid Reza Fard
|Sound Mixer||Juan Morales|
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.
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.
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.
Inside the Grand Synagogue at Isfahan.
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.
At a gathering of Shirazi Jews, "Long live Iran. Log live Iranian Jews."
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