Doc looks at the last days of Tehran's Jewish residents
The Jewish Cultural Center continues its Winter Film Series with a documentary thriller describing the last days of the Israeli community in Tehran, on the eve of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
“Before The Revolution” director Dan Shadur, whose family was in Tehran at the time, uses rare archive materials to illustrate how thousands of Israelis, who enjoyed unusual affinity with the Shah’s regime, wake up one morning to find their paradise vanished.
Shadur utilizes intimate interviews with family friends, diplomats and former Mossad agents, along with rare 8- and 16-mm films from the era, to portray the almost unknown story of a community caught in political turmoil that changed their lives forever.
Tickets are $7 and include complimentary popcorn and a soft drink.
"Before The Revolution"
Saturday, Jan. 17
Jewish Cultural Center
5461 N. Terrace Rd.