The Tree That Remembers

In 1992 a young Iranian student hanged himself on the outskirts of a small Ontario town. Having escaped the Ayatollah's regime and found a new home in Canada, he could not escape his past. In this film, Masoud Raouf documents the experiences of Iranian-Canadians - former political prisoners like himself - who were active in the Iranian democratic movement and continue to struggle with the past.

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Beyond the headlines of political unrest in Iran, this film focuses on several people who were imprisoned and tortured by the government there simply for their beliefs. Director Masoud Raouf points a very intimate portrait of these people who, having escaped to Canada, now have to deal with apathy from their adopted country. Some of the stories are heart wrenching, but throughout we see just how strong the human spirit really is.

— Albert Ohayon

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Masoud Raouf
Masoud Raouf
directeur de la photographie
Ali Reggab
enregistrement sonore
Diane Carrière
Marco Fania
Yurij Luhovy
montage son
Don Ayer
musique originale
Eric Lemoyne
Mark Goodwin
enregistrement voix
Geoffrey Mitchell
Patrick Viegas
caméra d'animation
Pierre Landry
Serge Boivin
recherche de documents d'archives
Colette Lebeuf
Anna Fuerstenberg
André Surprenant
Marie Surprenant
producteur exécutif
Sally Bochner


  • roya

    «Beautifully told.. Deeply moved.» — roya, 4 Mai 2011

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