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Films & Schedules - HEIRAN


Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 6 PM (B1)
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Fri, Feb 19, 2010
at 6 PM (~B2)

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010
at 9 PM (~B4)

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Thu, Feb 25, 2010
at 8:30 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 28, 2010
at 12:30 PM (WH)
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DIRECTOR: Shalizeh Arefpoor - IRAN

During the post-Soviet period of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, almost three million Afghans fled across the border into Iran, triggering prejudice and strife among their hosts. Heiran is one such refugee. Mahi, a successful 17-year-old student from a poor family herself, falls in love with Heiran. Her father, however, flies into a violent rage when he learns of their relationship and forbids Mahi to see Heiran. And that is only the beginning of the couple’s problems. When they flee to Tehran together, their hard-won bliss is soon threatened again. Heiran is a timeless tale of star-crossed lovers thrown into turmoil by family differences and cultural circumstances—a modern-day, Middle Eastern Romeo and Juliet.

First Feature Film.

88 Minutes     Digital    

Interests: Narrative Feature, Global Classroom, Middle Eastern.

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