The Tree That Remembers (2002)

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Explores the lives of Iranian exiles who cannot escape painful memories. Inspired by the death in 1992 of a young Iranian student, who hanged himself from a tree on the outskirts of a small Ontario town. He had escaped the Ayatollahs' regime but could not escape his past. News of the stranger's death hit home with the filmmaker, who is also part of the generation of Iranians who rose up against the Shah's despotic rule only to be cruelly persecuted by an equally murderous new regime. The film is his compassionate reflection on the betrayal of the 1979 Iranian revolution and the tenacity of the human spirit. Blends the testimony of a group of Iranians - all former political prisoners like the director - who were active in the democratic movement with historical footage and original artwork.

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