Directed by Julia Elihu
It’s 1980, and Yasamin has just moved to LA during the Iranian hostage crisis. When a boy makes fun of her for having a unibrow, she learns an important lesson that carries her through her ongoing struggle as an immigrant.
Julia Elihu’s mother moved from Iran to the US after the Iranian Revolution. Shortly thereafter, Iranian immigrants were painted as enemies during the period of the Iranian hostage crisis. Elihu aims to take the volatility of her mother’s experience and blend it with her own memories growing up in a large Persian family to create a film that tells the candid struggle of a character like her eleven-year-old mother.
Director: Julia Elihu
Writer: Julia Elihu
Producer: Julia Elihu
Executive Producer: Doris Elihu
Director of Photography: Gabriel Gaurano
Editor: Julia Elihu, Gabriel Gaurano
1st AD: Ashton Tu
Audio Mixer: Thomas Wade
Composer: Beni Anavian
Shorts Programs / 117 minsWe are resilient, stubborn, and reckless. We are sensitive, hesitant, and confused. We live in our own worlds but try to break into others’. As we come across each other in this bittersweet symphony called youth, we slowly stumble into the bewildering future together. - Lanca Li