BEFORE THE REVOLUTION
Dir. Dan Shadur (60min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles
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.
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