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FULL SYNOPSIS

Ramin Serry explores such issues as global politics, ideological conflict, and puberty in this coming-of-age film about being an Iranian-American teenager during the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Maryam ([[Performer~P268378~Mariam Parris~mariamparris]]) longs to be just a normal New Jersey 16-year-old, but her traditionalist father Darius ([[Performer~P221044~Shaun Toub~shauntoub]]) keeps her on a short rein. Maryam's modest goal is further hampered when her Iranian cousin Ali (David Ackert) comes to stay with them. Though Ali's stridently fundamentalist views represent all that Maryam has come to resent, the two gradually form a friendship of sorts. Meanwhile, Ali's vehement anti-Shah beliefs, coupled with his knowledge of a dark family secret, creates tension between himself and Darius. At the same time, Maryam notices a change in her neighbors' reactions toward her family as the conflict in Iran grows ever more ugly. This film was screened at the 2000 L.A. Independent Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:April 14, 2000

Cast

Mariam Parris
as Mary Armin
Shaun Toub
as Darius Armin
Shohreh Aghdashloo
as Homa Armin
David Ackert
as Ali Armin
Goli Samii
Maz Jobrani
as Reza
Michael Blieden
as Pete
Sabine Singh
as Jill
Jason Nash
as Joel

Crew

Ramin Serry
Director
Jonathan Shoemaker
Producer
Derrick Tseng
Producer
Ramin Serry
Screenwriter
Harlan Bosmajian
Cinematographer
Ahrin Mishan
Editor
Gary Levy
Editor
Petra Barchi
Production Designer
Michelle Lang
Art Director
Nancy Brous
Costume Designer
Dan Ferat
Sound/Sound Designer
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