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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. News of the young stranger's death hit home with Masoud Raouf. He too was part of the generation who fought for democracy during the reign of the Shah. With The Tree that Remembers, Raouf assembled a group of Iranians - all former political prisoners like himself, who were active in the democratic movement. Blending their testimony with historical footage and original artwork, he honours the memory of the dead and celebrates the resilience of the living.

2002, 50 min 19 s

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Award of Commendation
American Anthropological Association
November 19 to 22 2003, Chicago - USA

Bronze Plaque Award - Category: Social Issues
International Film and Video Festival
November 1 2003, Columbus - USA

Bronze Plaque Award - Category: Social Issues
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 25 2002, Columbus - USA

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Documentary Social
Yorkton Film Festival
May 23 to 26 2002, Yorkton - Canada

Silver Award for Best Canadian Documentary - with a cash prize 5,000$
Hot Docs
April 26 to May 5 2002, Toronto - Canada

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