Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran
P.O. Box 2037, P.V.P., CA 90274
Tel: (310) 377-4590 ; Fax: (310) 377-3103
E-Mail: email@example.com ; URL: http://mehr.org
Screening of Documentary Films on the
Iranian Political Prisoners
Sponsored by MEHR
7:00 PM, Saturday February 7, 2004
Radisson Hotel, Pacific Ballroom
4545 Mac Arthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 833 – 0570
The event is open to the public
1. Forbidden Iran
A disturbing report from inside Iran, where Frontline/World reporter Jane Kokan risks her life to secretly film shocking evidence of the torture and murder of students and journalists opposed to the Islamic Regime of Iran. Kokan, in disguise, escapes the constant surveillance of Iranian authorities to interview underground and jailed activists.
Jane Kokan will be present at this event to discuss her observations and participate in Q&A.
2. The Tree that Remembers
In a file produced by The National Film Board of Canada, Masud Raouf, Director and animator, assembles a group of former Iranian political prisoners who were active in the democratic movement. Blending their testimony with historical footage and original artwork, he honors the memory of the dead and celebrates the resilience of the living.
Shekoufeh, one of these victims, who spent eight years in jail, confined for months in a coffin-like box will be present at this event to talk about her bitter experience and take part in Q&A.