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  1. Filmmaker Justine Shapiro on Summering in Tehran

    July 13, 2011

    The documentary Our Summer in Tehran (check local listings) follows Jewish American filmmaker Justine Shapiro and her 6-year-old son Mateo as they travel to Iran for the first time.  They establish friendships with unlikely partners and discover how, despite hardships, deep and lasting bonds can transcend cultural differences.  Why did you decide

  2. Watch IRANIAN KIDNEY BARGAIN SALE on iTunes

    October 1, 2009

    Last month, Community Cinema screened D TOUR, which chronicles musician Pat Spurgeon's search for a living kidney donor and the challenges associated with finding a viable match. The screenings brought awareness about the importance of organ donation in the United States. But what is the organ market like in other countries? This month, check out the

  3. The Latest ITVS International Films on iTunes

    June 29, 2009

    Selected ITVS International films are now available on iTunes for download to rent ($2.99) or to own ($9.99). Check out the latest films now available: SEEDS OF SUMMER: At an army base in the heart of Israel’s southern desert, two young female military recruits make the transformation from fragile, vulnerable young girls to confident soldiers and fierce

  4. ITVS International Films now on iTunes

    May 28, 2009

    Do you enjoy downloading your favorite films online? Check out IRANIAN KIDNEY BARGAIN SALE, the first of many ITVS International shows launching on the iTunes Movie Store, where documentary film fans can now rent or buy the movie at their convenience. Against the backdrop of an official kidney referral agency, IRANIAN KIDNEY BARGAIN SALE follows young

  5. The Chicago Cultural Center Presents ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING

    February 24, 2009

    It was a full house at the Chicago Cultural Center this past weekend at the Community Cinema screening of ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING, co-presented by Pasfarda Arts & Cultural Exchange, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and WTTW Channel 11. Set against the turbulent relationship between the United States and Iran, Iranian-American filmmaker