This film takes you
on a rare journey through Iran's Jewish communities from Tehran to
Isfahan, and finally to Shiraz, where the infamous case against jews
accused of spying for Israel took place.
Director Ramin Farahani illuminates the vast discrimination of Jews
in Iran, while simultaneously revealing the rich and passionate
culture of a community, their strong relationship to their country,
and their hopes for the future
The Jewish settlement in Iran dates
back to 2700 years. The Islamic Revolution of 1979 resulted in the
departure of many Jews from the country. This film concentrates on
Jews living in Iran presently, with an eye on recent historic
young and old Jews speak about different kinds of discrimination.
However, there are also positive aspects, such as a close friendship
between two tolerant Muslim and Jewish families.
There is a strong and responsive bond between the Jewish community.
A lonely elderly woman from the old Jewish neighborhood of Tehran is
treated for free at the Jewish hospital.
Isfahan, we witness the
love and passion that the main characters have developed for the
place they live in. Soleiman Sassoon is a Jewish artist who finds
inspiration in Iranian art and Islamic architecture.
the film focuses more on an espionage case against the Jews.
Parallel to this, we follow a young Jewish boy who is interested in
computers and music. The film ends with a prayer before the Jewish
New Year at a synagogue in Tehran