PAAIA Brings the Noor Iranian Film Festival to San Diego

March 26, 2013, Washington, D.C. – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) is proud to announce that it is bringing the “Best of the Noor Iranian Film Festival” to San Diego this spring. On Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2013, the PAAIA San Diego Chapter and the Iranian Student Association of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) will be screening past winners of the Noor Iranian Film Festival (NIFF) at UCSD’s Price Center . Selected films that will be shown include “Hayedeh: Legendary Persian Diva,” “A Conversation to Remember,” and “Tamom Gol,” among many others. The event is free for PAAIA members.

NIFF was created with the aim of shedding “noor,” or light, on Iranian culture and heritage through the medium of cinema, and thus shares PAAIA’s core tenet of image-building. Given the troubling political climate currently surrounding Iran, the festival sees itself as an opportunity to allow filmmakers to create dialogue on a global scale, express themselves, and to build a community of Iranians and non-Iranians who will help preserve and promote the beauty and essence of Iranian culture, past and present. The festival also cultivates and promotes Iranian American talent in Hollywood.

NIFF will also be visiting other PAAIA chapters this year, including New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. More information about the screenings in these cities will be provided in upcoming weeks.

See below for the full schedule of “The Best of Noor Iranian Film Fesitval” screening in San Diego.


Saturday, May 4

4:30 pm
4 Minutes (16 min)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (8 min)
Pashmaloo (16 min)
Nasserdin Shah and His 84 Wives (58 min) 

6:45 pm
American Coup (98 min)


9:00 pm
Hayedeh: Legendary Persian Diva (100 min)


Sunday, May 5

1:30 pm (Followed by Q&A)
Liberation (21 min)
Iranian Dream (9 min)
A Conversation to Remember (6 min)
$lowdown (25 min)
Diplomacy (4 min)
1994 (29 min)

4:15 pm
The Iran I Remember (50 min)
Tamom Gol (30 min)

6:15 pm
Be Like Others (79 min)


Click here for the Facebook event page for “The Best of Noor Iranian Film Festival” in San Diego.

Click here to learn more about the Noor Iranian Film Festival.

Be sure to continue to check the PAAIA website for updates about when the Noor Iranian Film Festival is coming to a chapter near you.

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