Winter of '79

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Narrative Short, USA/Iran, 2020. Directed by Julia Elihu.
Based on true events. At the onset of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, a Persian-Jewish mother is forced to question her faith to her country. She attempts to get her wrongly-convicted husband out of jail, all while coming to terms with the fact that she is no longer welcome in Persia.This film is part of our support for emerging filmmakers and is a Chapman University thesis project by student director Julia Elihu.

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Julia Elihu is an Iranian-American filmmaker who graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production and a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Creative Writing with a strong focus on documenting life's small victories, Her previous narrative film Yasamin was a Grand Jury Prize Nominee at AFI Fest, and her documentary Team Meryland was acquired by the PBS POV Shorts Program. Currently, Julia is a commercial director with production company Paxeros, while also being an Art Director at Adolescent Content.



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