Letters from Iran 2006
Nezam Manouchehri's documentary Letters from Iran functions on two distinct levels; though ostensibly an intimate glimpse of Manouchehri's return to his homeland of Iran after many years of expatriation, it also functions as a portrait of a society permanently and irrevocably transformed in the wake of the Iranian revolution. For that reason, when Manouchehri traverses Iranian borders for the first time, he finds it difficult to even recognize the society he left behind. And though we witness Manouchehri experiencing almost inexpressible joy upon re-encountering his family for the first time in years, it is co-mingled with a palpably elegiac sadness for the Iran that no longer exists.
More than two decades after the revolution, Iran is still a mystery to outsiders, including many expatriate Iranians. Letters from Iran provides a glimpse at the everyday life in present-day Tehran and uncovers the political and cultural changes taking place.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 00:32:36 | 3.38 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English hardcoded for non-eng parts
Genre: Documentary, Short

Director: Nezam Manouchehri
Country: Iran

-- Director's Interview (26:20)

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