Dir. Dan Shadur (60min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles 
DC Premiere 

Hard as it may be to imagine today, Tehran, the capital city of Iran, was once considered a paradise for Israelis. In the 1960s and 1970s, an affluent and elite group enjoyed close relations with the Shah’s regime, built around oil, construction contracts, and weapons deals.

Director Dan Shadur’s documentary begins as a nostalgic look into his family’s glorious past, but quickly morphs into a thrilling ride that uses a masterful assemblage of archival footage to offer a new take on the events of the Iranian Revolution.

Co-Presented by the George Washington University Department of Persian and The Iranians of Greater Washington.

Director Dan Shadur in conversation following the screening.

Dan Shadur will also be in conversation at the Library of Congress as part of our Daily Talks on
Monday, March 3. Click here for more information.


A graduate of the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University, Dan Shadur was a writer and editor in some of the main newspapers in Israel, before shifting into Film and TV making.

Click here for a full bio.


Saturday, March 1, 6:45 pm
JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville)
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD

Sunday, March 2, 11:15 am
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC


“In what begins as a nostalgic quest to understand his family’s glory days, Dan Shadur’s tale becomes a thrilling documentary filled with rare home footage and interviews revealing a new perspective on the 1979 overthrow.”
-Kristin McCracken, Hamptons International Film Fest


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