Dear Elnaz

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Runtime:86
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Farsi
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
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Film Subjects:Canadian Culture & Issues
Love & Relationships
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mania Akbari
Producer(s):Javad Soleimani, Cryptofiction
Executive Producer(s):Javad Soleimani
Mohammad Reza Akbari
Amir Ghahari
Editor(s):Rouzbeh Akhbari
Mania Akbari
Cinematography:Rouzbeh Akhbari
Sound:Asal Andarzipour
Nazli Bahari
Amir Ghahari
Sound Design:Rouzbeh Akhbari

Description

In January of 2020, a Ukranian Airlines flight was shot down minutes after taking off from Tehran, Iran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing everyone on board. Dear Elnaz opens with the pilot's distress call, setting the stage for the intimate story of love and loss to follow. Javad and Elnaz had moved to Edmonton only two years prior to pursue their doctoral studies at the University of Alberta. Now, dealing with the loss of his wife Elnaz, who perished without a trace on the flight, Javad is left to pick up the pieces of his life. Accompanied by a camera crew, he revisits the places that held meaning for the couple. Javad's grief and raw emotion turns to outrage as he grapples with the question of how to seek justice from the Iranian government for a life taken too soon. Aisha Jamal

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