Our Times - 2002
Directed by Rakhshan Bani Etemad
Rakhshan Bani Etemad's documentary on the re-election of President Mohammad Khatami focuses on the numerous women candidates who put their name into the pool of 2002 presidential hopefuls.
Color, 1 hour 15 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Roozegar-e Ma
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Firouzan Rank # 46
|Arezoo Bayat||As Herself|
|Baran Kosari||As Herself|
|Reza Davoudnejad||As Himself|
|Pegah Ahangarani||As Herself|
|Ehsan Delaviz||As Himself|
|Tala Porbaha||As Herself|
|Milad Sadr Ameli||As Himself|
|Maraj Mojdeh||As Herself|
|Haniyeh Shirazi||As Herself|
|Writer||Rakhshan Bani Etemad|
|Director||Rakhshan Bani Etemad|
Rakhshan Bani Etemad
|Director of Photography||Soheil Noruzi|
|Sound Mixer||Mohammad Reza Delpaak
A group of college girls set up a re-election campaign office for reformist president Mohammad Khatami.
The exuberance of youth at a Khatami rally.
Iran's youth take to the streets in celebration after casting their ballots.
After a confrontation with hard-line thugs in which he nearly lost an eye, this particular student's response was to "kick him where it hurts."
The filmmaker, Bani Etemad, decides to track down the many female candidates who ran for president.
The family of this presidential hopeful joke that they now refer to their daughter as "Miss President."
Bani-Etemad's film narrows in on the plight of Arezoo Bayat, a single mother who ran for president because she believed her daily struggles were the same as the peoples'.
Arezoo's days are filled with the search for an affordable apartment as she can no longer stay at her current residence.
Arezoo's home life revolves around caring for her young daughter and her aging mother.
After finally finding a suitable place to live, Arezoo returns to work unaware that she has been fired due to miscommunication over the time she took off for apartment-searching.
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