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March 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Finding Farideh (Followed by Q&A)
Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
Kourosh Ataee & Azadeh Moussavi • Iran/Netherlands 2019 • 88m • PG • Persian/Dutch/English with English subtitles • Documentary
Finding Farideh is a documentary about an Iranian who was adopted by a Dutch couple 40 years ago. Overcoming her fears, Farideh travels to her motherland for the first time not only to find out about her Iranian identity and culture, but also to meet three families who claim to be her real family and undertake a DNA test with them…
Q&A: In Conversation with Farideh Koning, Kourosh Ataee, and Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz
An unmissable conversation with Farideh Koning, the main character of the film, and Kourosh Ataee. Born in 1990 in Bojnourd, Ataee started his career as a filmmaker by attending courses at Iran’s Young Cinema Society in 2007. After some experience in making short films, he continued his career with a focus on documentary films. His latest work, Finding Farideh, was Iran’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.