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Philly: Workshop of Dreams presented by Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival exists first and foremost as a platform for storytellers and artists of the Asian and Pacific Island diaspora, and while our scope is often wide enough to be considered global, we ultimately belong to our city. This program highlights local voices while looking at intersections of class, nationality, culture, and more within Philly's Asian communities, as folks behind and in front of the camera struggle for recognition, dignity, and the promise of dreams fulfilled. Stay tuned for our upcoming festival this November 4 - 14, 2021. Learn more at PAAFF.org

Based on a true story, the film tells a story from the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980 from the perspective of Haleh, an eight year old who just wants to enjoy her ice skates. The film raises questions about the human cost of surveillance and the criminalization of immigrant communities.

  • Year
    2016
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Sara Zia Ebrahimi, Lindsey Martin
  • Composer
    Joel Roston