A Place Called Home
USA/Iran | 1998 | 30 minutes | Color | DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 00638
"Beautifully executed and filled with insight about her family of origin and in particular, the culture within which Iranian women live and forge their identities."
"Can you go home again? Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri documents here the searing angst of exile and the equally devastating experience of return to Iran."
"A touching, sensitive homecoming film, which like all homecomings kicks up more dust than it settles."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- San Francisco Asian American Film Festival
- Women in the Director's Chair Film and Video Festival
Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri is an award-winning independent filmmaker and educator, born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She received her BA from Trinity College in Hartford, Ct., and an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University. Currently she is completing her doctoral studies at Temple University. She works for Link Television series Bridge to Iran and on documentary programs that promote understanding of Iran, including Cinema Encounters in Tehran and Conversations in Tehran. She has worked for Deep Dish TV on a 12-part series about the war in Iraq, which was broadcast on PBS and has been shown world-wide in museums, art houses and universities. It was included in the 2005 Whitney Museum Biennial.
Her personal documentaries are about Iran and her relationship to the country she left as a young person, the upheavals of revolution, the Iran-Iraq war and years of difficult history with the US. Her work has shown widely in museums, art houses, universities and on television. They include Road to Kurdistan, 2011, Women Like Us, 2002; A Place Called Home, 1998; Far From Iran, 1990; Journal from Tehran, 1987. Her work is distributed by Women Make Movies and Arab Films. (8/14)