*BUBJAN

Short documentaries

Director: Nicholas Mihm

Length: 30 minutes

Wednesday 12:40pm

“Bubjan” chronicles the journey of Parwiz Zafari, a former member of the Iranian parliament, who dedicated his life to cultivating a progressive, modern, and free society in Iran – before the rise of the Islamic Republic eclipsed those aspirations in 1979, and forced him to leave behind everything he knew. Told from the perspectives of Parwiz and his eldest son, Abarmard Maziar, the film delves into the mythology behind the principles Parwiz learned as a boy — principles that guided him as a young idealistic man in government, and that continue to guide him as a displaced elder living among the Iranian diaspora. *Excellence in Filmmaking, Anthem Persian Film Festival.