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Iranian and Mormon Film
Iranian film is becoming a well-known tradition internationally. There are similarities between the Iranian and Mormon film traditions. Philosophy professor Travis Anderson discusses these similarities, as well as the general context, history, and artistry of Iranian films. Interested in discovering Iranian film? The following works will get you started: The White Balloon (Jafar Panahi), Children of Heaven (Majid Majidi), Gabbeh (Mohsen Makhmalbaf), Baran (Majid Majidi), Secret Ballot (Babak Payami), Osama (Siddiq Barmak), Turtles Can Fly (Bahman Ghobadi), The Willow Tree (Majid Majidi), Offside (Jafar Panahi), Persepolis (Mariane Satrapi), The Song of Sparrows (Majid Majidi).—Original airdate: 5/19/2010

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