The Resource Salam Iran - a Persian letter, by Jean-Daniel Lafond, (electronic resource)

Salam Iran - a Persian letter, by Jean-Daniel Lafond, (electronic resource)

Label
Salam Iran - a Persian letter
Title
Salam Iran - a Persian letter
Statement of responsibility
by Jean-Daniel Lafond
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Salam Iran offers insight into a country seething with change but ruthlessly contained by the Islamic theocracy. It is also a universal portrait of exile; intense yearning for what can never be reclaimed. Amir Moussami fled Iran eighteen years ago as a young student targeted by the revolution as an agitator for democracy. He settled in Montreal, yearning for his country and for the mother to whom he never had a chance to say goodbye. When his mother wrote of her fear that she would die before setting eyes on him again, Amir planned a brief return. Filmmaker Jean-Daniel was captivated by Amir's story and decided to accompany him, camera in tow. But then fate cast a curve ball -- Amir's visa was deferred by the Iranian consulate the day before departure, and Jean-Daniel flew on without his native guide. He discovers for himself the complexities of a country struggling under the heavy yoke of Ayotollah Khomeini's conservatism, yet needing to navigate in the modern world. He finds a fascinating assemblage of Iranians to help him decipher this unfamiliar territory. Among them are a female vice president of the Republic who voices her disapproval of Western values; an academic who is prohibited from teaching because of his views; a news dealer who observes that the liberal press has been stifled. Finally Amir's visa is approved and he arrives at Tehran airport beaming with anticipation. Home at last! But home to what? The land of his happy childhood memories, or of the current repressive state? Amir journeys the many miles, past nomads, camels and mountains to reunite with his mother. They have a speechless but tearful reunion
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Dewey number
955.0543
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Target audience
general
Label
Salam Iran - a Persian letter, by Jean-Daniel Lafond, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP1641467/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (53 min.)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30069804
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP1641467
  • (OCoLC)747797202
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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