Shahrbanoo (Documentary film : 2002)
At head of title on disc surface: Films of Hamid Rahmanian & Melissa Hibbard : Shahrbanoo & Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport.
In English, with Farsi and occasional French, accompanied by English subtitles.
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Standard Identifiers
Shahrbanoo: The filmmakers capture their shared encounter of an American woman with a strictly-conservative Iranian family. Wife and husband team Melissa and Hamid, after arriving at her mother-in-law's house, are befriended by Shahrbanoo, housekeeper to the filmmaker's family, and who invites Melissa to a family gathering. Living in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Tehran, Shahrbanoo (Farsi for "Matriarch") introduces Melissa to an intense cultural exchange about subjects ranging from women's place in society to American foreign policy. The film depicts a range of marked differences that nonetheless are accompanied by a deeper layer of commonalities allowing connections across cultural gulfs. Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport: A documentary regarding the case of Mehran Karemi Nasseri, an Iranian apparently caught helpless in an 18-year long immigration dilemma. Following a series of earlier attempts at emigration, Mehran, also known as Sir Alfred, lives inside Charles de Gaulle Airport from 1988 to 2006 after ending up in the airports' "Zone d'attente", the waiting area for travelers without papers. Filmed in 2001, while Sir Alfred's situation was still nebulous but in the media spotlight, the initially-supportive filmmaker is soon faced with questions regarding the realities of Sir Alfred's situation and begins to wonder if the story has been completely told.
Special features: "Shahrbanoo film trailer" (2 min.); "Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport film trailer" (2 min.).
Formatted Contents Note
Shahrbanoo (58 min., Iran, 2002) Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport (English, French and Farsi with English subtitles, 29 min., U.S.A., 2001) / a film by Hamid Rahmanian and Melissa Hibbard ; a production of Prometheus Cinema ; editor, H. Rahmanian ; music, David Borgaud.
Digital File Characteristics
video file DVD video region 1
System Details Note
DVD; region 1.
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[Seattle, Wash.] : Arab Film Distribution,