The Tree That Remembers

The Tree That Remembers

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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.

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Générique
  • réalisateur
    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
  • ré-enregistrement
    Serge Boivin
  • recherche de documents d'archives
    Colette Lebeuf
  • *
    Anna Fuerstenberg
  • recherchiste
    André Surprenant
    Marie Surprenant
  • producteur exécutif
    Sally Bochner

  • roya

    Beautifully told.. Deeply moved.

    roya, 4 Mai 2011