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Unique Iran documentary

Date:
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Golnaz
Email:
Phone:
949-212-8614
Location Details:
Dwinelle Hall, Room 145
UC Berkeley

The Iranian Student Association of UC Berkeley
presents the inspiring international documentary that remembers
W H E N C O M P A S S I O N T R I U M P H E D.

In 2003 an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck the city of Bam in Iran, killing and injuring tens of thousands of residents and two American tourists. The massive tremor destroyed nearly all of the beautiful ancient city of Silk Road fame. But it failed to shake the local tradition of hospitality to travelers. Relying on interviews that shatter common assumptions, the hour-long "Bam 6.6" follows the experiences of Adele Freedman, a Jewish American woman who was vacationing in Bam with her fiancé, Tobb Dell'Oro, when the earthquake struck. Adele, who had to face Tobb's tragic death alone halfway around the world, found unexpected comfort when the Iranians around her reached out spontaneously and made her recovery a priority. Without narration, the film interweaves Adele's ordeal with the grief and open-mindedness of other survivors, emergency volunteers, medical professionals, and U.S. rescue and aid teams. Previous screenings have included the 2007 United Nations Association Film Festival and the Washington National Cathedral.

The producer/director, Jahangir Golestanparast, will answer questions from the audience 8 to 9 pm.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Feb 9, 2008 9:01PM
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