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Seda: Voices of Iran

For a Moment, Freedom

As the tag line for the film For a Moment Freedom imples: "Overcome your nightmares to reach your dreams.," this Academy Award nominated best foreign film is tragic and tender, bitter-sweet and humorous.  Fast-moving and packed with action, "For a Moment Freedom" tells of the odyssey of three Iranians/Kurdish groups of refugees: a married couple with a child, two young men with two children, and two men who are friends despite the differences between them. They have all managed to escape from Iran and Iraq, but now they are stuck in the Turkish capital; although freedom is at last almost within their grasp, first they have to wait in a dubious hotel, hoping each day that their applications for asylum will be approved. This enforced break in their journey towards independence is characterized by both hope and utter uncertainty. The young Austrian-Iranian filmmaker Arash T. Riahi depicts the plight of people trying to flee their homeland and the curious, transitory state of asylum-seekers with tragic comedy and great suspense.  For a Moment Freedom has already earned 23 international film awards.



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