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1.

The Fabulous Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid

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Explores the life and thought of Iranian philosopher Ahmad Fardid in his intellectual crusade to halt rising western influence in Iran
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
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Tihrān Anār Nadārad =: Tehran Has No More Pomegranates

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Made over the span of five years, Tehran has no more pomegranates blends satire with history to paint a portrait of the metropolis and its transformation into a megapolis of increasing urbanmess, pollution, inadequate housing, class gaps and the fatal destiny of its once delicious pomegranates. Aided by never before seen archival footage from the past 100 years and mock interviews with city officials, the film explains the complex life of Tehran's inhabitants as they live side by side the past, begging the question of whether anything has changed all? director Massous Bakhshi and crew serve as protagonists in a narrative about the impossibilty of finishing a film about the city they live in. Made with an eclectic, post-modern style, Bakhshi breaks new group in Iranian documentary fil [...]
DVD
2009; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Starless Dreams

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"A stark testimonial of the previously unseen and unheard, Starless Dreams plunges into the lives of young teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a rehabilitation and correction center on the outskirts of Tehran"--Container.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Tāksī

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Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

The Salesman

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The story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.
DVD
2017
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Māhīʹhā ʻāshiq Mīshavand =: Fish Fall in Love

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After 22 years absence, Aziz decides to return to his hometown to sell the house where he was born. But, to his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant, run by four women, one of them a girl whom he once dated. Atieh's singular passion is food, and her popular restaurant on the sleepy Caspian coast of Iran is her pride and joy. When Aziz appears, threatening her means of supporting her daughter, Atieh prepares his favorite dishes, one night at a time, in a desperate effort to convince him not to close the restaurant.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Khane-Ye Doust Kojast: Where Is My Friend's House?

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An 8-year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
DVD
2010; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Zīr Darakhatān Zaytūn

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A young homeless and illiterate bricklayer is given a small role in a film as the newly-wed husband of the girl he adores. He persists with his dream to make his real wife.
DVD
2002; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Zindigī va Dīgar Hīch

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A father and his son travel to meet earthquake survivors who desperately and valiantly work to reconstruct their lives. The film investigates the aftermath of a devastating 1990 earthquake which killed some 50,000 people in northern Iran.
DVD
1991; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Amir: An Afghan Refugee in Pakistan

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Musician Amir Mohammad moved from Herat, Afghanistan to Peshawar, Pakistan in 1979 as a result of the Marxist regime and civil war in his homeland. Through him viewers are introduced both to Afghan music and to the poverty and isolation faced by refugees.
DVD
2011; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Keshtzar Haye Sepid: The White Meadows

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Rahmat the boatman navigates the increasingly brackish waters of a coastal land, collecting the heartaches and tears of its inhabitants. But he remains powerless against their misguided attempts to appease the gods and make the land green again, whether by offering a bride to the sea or forcibly "treating" the eyes of a painter who sees in different colors. Drawing firsthand on the challenges faced by Iranian artists of today, writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof's deeply atmospheric and poetical film is a gorgeous allegory of intolerance, brutality and mystified routine that resonates far beyond any one state's borders.
DVD
2012; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

This Is Not a Film

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This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence, six years in prison and a 20 year ban from filmmaking, Panahi is seen talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight with Mirtahmasb.
DVD
2012
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
13.

Raye Makhfi: Il Vote È Segreto

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It's Election Day on a remote island off the coast of Iran and a ballot box is parachuted to shore. An unnamed soldier is assigned to escort a female bureaucrat to gather votes. Together, they embark on a chaotic journey, turning the island upside down desperately seeking anyone's vote. There is more to the secret ballot than the two could ever imagine.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Bachahʹha-Yi Āsmān: Children of Heaven

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A young boy, Ali, loses his sister Zahra's school shoes. In order to stay out of trouble, the two come up with a plan to share Ali's shoes, but they must keep it a secret from their parents.
DVD
2012; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Salām Sīnamā: Salam Cinema

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A director places an ad for actors. At least a thousand people answer the ad in person, and the director decides to make a movie about the response to the ad and the auditions of some of the respondents.
DVD
2003; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Marmulak: Lizard

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A thief known as 'the lizard' escapes from prison in Iran under the guise of an Islamic cleric. After the escape, a congregation mistakes him for their new leader and he must continue his ruse in order to escape detection.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Crimson Gold

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Hussein is a pizza deliveryman in Tehran. Wounded in the Iraq-Iran war, he suffers from an unnamed illness for which he takes "medication." When not delivering pizza, he and his naïve, talkative friend Ali are petty thieves. Hussein is engaged to Ali's sister. His job brings him repeatedly to the doorways of Tehran's well-heeled, Westernized citizens, who treat him as though he were invisible. Hussein is upset by being treated like a second-class citizen, especially after bravely serving in the war. After being turned away by the owner of a posh jewelry story, and then treated with coldness and condescension on a return visit, Hussein decides that the humiliation is not to be borne. He might have seemed still and implacable, but he was not frozen, only waiting.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Bacheha-Ye Aseman: Children of Heaven

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A young boy, Ali, loses his sister Zahra's school shoes. In order to stay out of trouble, the two come up with a plan to share Ali's shoes, but they must keep it a secret from their parents.
DVD
1999; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Shikārchī: The Hunter

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Tragedy strikes as a wife and daughter are accidentally killed in a police shoot-out with demonstrators. In an act of vengeance, a young man, randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the woods. They are lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the boundaries between the hunter and the hunted are difficult to perceive.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Ajare-Neshinha: The Tenants : A Comedy

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This films is set in a cheaply built modern apartment block located in a suburb of Tehran and follows the rebellion of a wildly disparate group of tenants who band together to prevent their building manager from selling their homes to German developers.
DVD
2005; 1986
Clemons (Stacks)