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America 1979 - Yomtoob.com

America 1979 

2014 | short film | drama

An Iranian American family copes with the Iran Hostage Crisis.

Distributed by Gravitas Ventures

– Clermont Ferrand Film Market, official selection
– Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, official selection
– CAAMfest, official selection
– Hollyshorts, official selection
– Palm Springs International Film Festival, official selection
– Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival,official selection
– Cannes Short Film Corner
Noor Iranian Film Festival, official selection
– Screen Actor’s Guild Short Film Showcase, official selection
– Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, official selection
– International Peace and Film Festival, official selection
– South Western International Film Festival (Canada), official selection
– International Diaspora Film Festival (Canada), official selection
– New Filmmakers NYC, official selection
– Indieworks Monthly Series, Audience Award
– New York Women in Film Showcase, official selection
– Chicago Social Change Film Festival, official selection
– Global Peace Film Festival, official selection
– Brooklyn Arts Council Grantee
– New York Foundation for the Arts Grantee
– Puffin Foundation Grantee

“One of the few explorations of Iranian-American experiences during the wave of anti-Iranian hysteria and violence that overtook the United States in the wake of the Hostage Crisis.”

Alex Shams


“A deeply personal story that will resonate with the Iranian-American community at large.”

San Khanlari