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German Movie Nights:
Born in Evin

Born in Evin




Language: Farsi, English, French, German with English subtitles
Price: Free admission Registration required

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The German Film Office is pleased to announce Maryam Zaree’s Born in Evin as its first German Movie Night this fall. The film will be available to stream across the United States.
In her directing debut, German-Iranian actress Maryam Zaree confronts the circumstances of her birth inside one of the world’s most notorious prisons. Her parents, political opponents to Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini, spent years in prison, and then managed to find asylum in Germany. But they never talked about their persecution and imprisonment, so Zaree turns to other survivors of Evin, talks to experts, and searches for children born in the same prison. What are the personal consequences of persecution and violence when the perpetrators remain in power while the victims internalize their stories? And what does it mean, politically, to face the silence within one’s own family?
Born in Evin
Dir. Maryam Zaree
Germany, 2019
100 minutes