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IM Nowruz (2012)

 |  Short  |  5 August 2012 (USA)
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"IM Nowruz" (IM as in "instant message") is the story of four Iranian-American cousins struggling to assemble in Los Angeles to commemorate Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebrated at the ... See full summary »

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"IM Nowruz" (IM as in "instant message") is the story of four Iranian-American cousins struggling to assemble in Los Angeles to commemorate Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebrated at the spring equinox, and the festival of fire that precedes it. Unfortunately, physical and emotional distances among them turn the planned gathering into a great challenge. "Can technology save tradition?" is one of several questions the film addresses while examining issues faced by many first generation immigrants such as the shackles of custom, cultural alienation, technological displacement and human sexuality. Written by Amanda Roraback

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New Years? It's mid-March! It doesn't matter how fast you go I think you missed that one.

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Actress Naz Deravian (who plays Laila, cousin to Cyrus played by Navid Negahban) once played Navid's wife in the 2009 short film The Ambassador's Wife. Actress Sepideh Haftgoli (who plays Mandana, sister to Cyrus played by Navid Negahban) once played Navid's daughter in Jerry Zucker's National Banana webisode Sands of Passion. At the time of shooting, Sepideh was dating Matthew Landon who was the onscreen boyfriend of her onscreen cousin Reza (Nicholas Guilak). See more »

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