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Iranian siblings, Sanam and Reza, without speaking a word of English, open up a chai stand in their neighborhood. However, the siblings face the unexpected competition from their neighbors who open a hot chocolate stand. What follows are the challenges Sanam and Reza experience to convince people in their neighborhood to give their Persian tea a chance over the hot chocolate.

In English, Farsi, with English subtitles.

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Film Contact:

Arshum Rouhanian



  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    English, Farsi
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Arshum Rouhanian
  • Screenwriter
    Arshum Rouhanian
  • Producer
    Vincenzo Dama, Savarone Ammann
  • Executive Producer
    Arshum Rouhanian, Vincenzo Dama, Savarone Ammann
  • Cast
    Hope Safai, Keon Faroughi, Joe Colaleo, Rowan Burney