Pelan #13: “I am not nuclear energy” and “We are all soldiers”

Pelan #13:
Title:”I am not nuclear energy” (2007) – 30 min
“We are all soldiers” (2013) – 60 min
Director: Mehdi Ghorbanpour
April 22,2015
Simon Fraser university

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Synopsis:

“We are all soldiers” portrays history of compulsory military services in Iran from Constitutional Revolution to Islamic Revolution which has been told through the rare footages and interviews.

“I am not nuclear energy” shows how high level radioactive rays in Ramsar, a small town north of Iran, heats up debates among rivals in the town council election.

Followed by post-screening Q&A session with director.

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“PELAN" is a nonprofit and nonpartisan project, organized by a group of students and graduates of "Simon Fraser University (SFU)" in Vancouver. “PELAN" has been initially designed for screening the contemporary documentaries and short films about Iranian people made by independent Iranian/non-Iranian directors. While these movies may have been banned in Iran, they have been presented in international film festivals all around the world. So, we believe this is a great opportunity for Iranian living in Vancouver to watch these artworks on a bigger scale. “PELAN" was established in 2013 and it has been happening since then and so far we have screened several documentaries from Iranian filmmakers who work inside and outside of Iran. We've also been organizing online Q&A sessions with the directors/producers at the end of the screenings.

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