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 Vaziri is an educator, writer, and filmmaker. In her production work she made documentaries on Iran and Iraq, produced by KCET/Link TV, the National Geographic’s All Roads Project, and Deep Dish TV. She worked as producer on Link TV’s Bridge to Iran series that showcased documentaries from Iran and Deep Dish’s award-winning Shocking and Awful television series that covered the US invasion of Iraq.
She holds an M.A. in cinema studies from New York University and a Ph.D. in media and communication from Temple University. She has taught at Penn State University and New York University. Her areas of research are documentary films, particularly Iranian documentaries, and World Cinema. Her independent documentaries are about the immigrant experience, the upheavals of revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, the Kurdistan region, and years of difficult history with the US. They are distributed by Women Make Movies, Arab Films, and guidedoc.tv. (2/22)