The Last Refugees

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The Broker
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 5:45 PM
This tragicomic glimpse into an Iranian dating agency, whose clients' feelings and preferences are trampled in the rush to marry them off, offers a shocking reminder that the patriarchy's fiercest agents can also be women.
The Broker
Scotiabank Theatre 7 Mon, Apr 30, 2018 2:45 PM
This tragicomic glimpse into an Iranian dating agency, whose clients' feelings and preferences are trampled in the rush to marry them off, offers a shocking reminder that the patriarchy's fiercest agents can also be women.
The Broker
Revue Cinema Fri, May 4, 2018 3:30 PM
This tragicomic glimpse into an Iranian dating agency, whose clients' feelings and preferences are trampled in the rush to marry them off, offers a shocking reminder that the patriarchy's fiercest agents can also be women.
Film Info
Runtime:38
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Language:English
Arabic
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Tanaz Eshaghian
Producer(s):Tanaz Eshaghian
Christoph Jorg
Jen Gatien
Editor(s):Mona El Daif
Siobhan Dunne
Cinematography:Razan Al Salah
Abo Bakr Al Haj Ali

Description

A Syrian family arrives in Philadelphia full of hope and excitement, just ahead of President Trump's Muslim travel ban. With only three months of financial aid, scant employment possibilities and limited educational options—and separated from a daughter and new grandchild in Jordan—the family's luck quickly turns to lack in the "land of opportunity," where displacement and dispossession threaten them all over again. Angie Driscoll