Before The Revolution

140103_JCC Rockville Banner_v2

Before The Revolution

Mar 1, 2014
6:45 p.m.

Purchase Tickets

Directed by Dan Shadur (60 min. | Israel | 2013)
Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
Documentary
DC Premiere

Hard as it may be to imagine today, Tehran, the capital city of Iran, was once considered a paradise for Israelis.

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, an affluent and elite group enjoyed close relations with the Shah’s regime, built around oil, construction contracts, and weapons deals. Director Dan Shadur’s documentary begins as a nostalgic look into his family’s glorious past, but quickly morphs into a thrilling ride that uses a masterful assemblage of archival footage to offer a new take on the events of the Iranian Revolution.

Filmmaker present for post screening discussion.

Additional Screening:

  • DCJCC | Sunday, March 2, 11:15 a.m.

WJFF-logoWashington Jewish Film Festival
February 27-March 9 • 55 Films • 15 Venues
Full Festival line-up >>