Doostane Farsi Zabane Man, which translates from Persian (Farsi) to "My Persian-Speaking Friends," aims to increase friendship and cultural understanding between Iranians and Americans through a pen pal program between young citizens of Iran and the United States.

 

Ferdowsi Square, Tehran, Iran (1950’s)

Ferdowsi Square, Tehran, Iran (1950’s)

Attendees of the 4th National Medical Congress of Iran, Hotel Ghadim, Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran (1956)

Attendees of the 4th National Medical Congress of Iran, Hotel Ghadim, Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran (1956)

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Rudkhan Castle, Fuman, Gilan, Iran

Valiasr Square Underground passageway, Tehran, Iran

Necropolis, Iran (early 1900’s)

Necropolis, Iran (early 1900’s)

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Iranian National Football Team in Brazil

Remembering the World Cup

Lion and Sun on an Iranian Telegram (early 1900’s)

Lion and Sun on an Iranian Telegram (early 1900’s)

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"This film follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a 42-year-old broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship living in London. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, who was the prime challenger to controversial incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Moussavi’s supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration hours before the polls closed on election day, Bahari endured great personal risk by submitting camera footage of the unfolding street riots to the BBC. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, led by a man identifying himself only as "Rosewater," who proceeded to torture and interrogate the journalist over the next 118 days."

Directed by Jon Stewart