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Summary: The members of the all-male Tehran soccer team struggle to adjust to the ambitious girls who are trying to find a way onto their team, despite the dangers they face if their true identity is discovered.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures 2007

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN OFF

Summary: A portrait of contemporary Iran, as seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various female passengers, and shed light on the lives of these women whose voices are seldom heard.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Video 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TEN

Summary: Reza and Leila, an attractive and affluent young couple deeply in love and recently married, discover that Leila is unable to conceive. Invoking tradition, Reza's mother convinces her daughter-in-law that Reza must, out of necessity, take a second wife to produce an heir. The heartbreak that follows is "in a word, devastating." (The New York Times) Called "the most interesting and accomplished...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2000

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Summary: American Betty Mahmoody goes with her daughter and her Iranian-born husband to his native Iran for a vacation. Soon Betty discovers her husband doesn't intend to ever return to America. He will let her go, but her daughter must stay. As a stranger in a foreign police state, Betty has no money, no friends, no rights, and makes a desperate, heroic bid to escape with her child.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2001

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA NOT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NOT RATED PG-13

Mahmoody, Betty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Paperbacks 1988

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: B MAHMOODY MAH

Satrapi, Marjane

Summary: "From the best-selling author of Persepolis comes this entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors for an afternoon of tea drinking and talking. Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men. As the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 SAT

Summary: Shahrbanoo: The filmmakers capture their shared encounter of an American woman with a strictly-conservative Iranian family. Wife and husband team Melissa and Hamid, after arriving at her mother-in-law's house, are befriended by Shahrbanoo, housekeeper to the filmmaker's family, and who invites Melissa to a family gathering. Living in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Tehran, Shahrbanoo...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arab Film Distribution 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SHA

Navai, Ramita.

Summary: This is Real Tehran: A City that is hidden from view and rarely written about, where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and subterfuge. It is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls' virginity and homemade porn is uploaded to the Internet and sold in the bazaars. Plotted around the city's great central thoroughfare,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 955 NAV

Summary: "In this engaging documentary, Iranian, young and old, married and single, speak candidly about love, marriage and sex, revealing the truth about what it's like to seek and find love in modern Iran."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Parlour Pictures 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC COL

Summary: Thomas Erdbrink's rare and fascinating account in a four-hour journey into the private world of Iran, revealing the people and the country in a way never before seen on U.S. TV. The series offers surprising encounters inside the closed society of Iran, as Erdbrink gets Iranians to reveal the intricacies of their private worlds and the challenges of living under theocratic leaders.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [PBS Distribution] 2018

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Summary: A wife in Iran who cannot have children is pressured by her in-laws into persuading her husband to take another wife so that he may have sons. A portrayal of the clash between tradition and modern marriage in Iran.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 1997

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN LEI

Navai, Ramita.

Summary: "Rich, absorbing, and exotic, City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran's pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city's southern districts. Ramita Navai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the aging socialite, the assassin and enemy of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 955 NAV

Hedāyat, Ṣādegh

Summary: "Originally written in Persian, The Blind Owl is predominantly a love story, an unconventional love story that elicits visions and nightmare reveries from the depths of the reader's subconscious. A young man, an old man and a beautiful young girl perform, as if framed within a Persian miniature, a ritual of destruction as gradually the narrator, and the reader, discover the meaning hidden...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HED

Summary: Mr. Badii, ceaselessly driving through the red-brown hills around Tehran in search of assistance in his suicide, receives from each of the men he asks for help a viewpoint on life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 1999

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TAS

Pizishkzād, Īraj.

Summary: The story of a family in Tehran in the 1940s under the tyranny of a paranoid patriarch and of the narrator's love for his cousin in the midst of numerous manipulative family members.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Modern Library 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEZ

Summary: Rahmat the boatman navigates the increasingly brackish waters of a coastal land, collecting the heartaches and tears of its inhabitants. But he remains powerless against their misguided attempts to appease the gods and make the land green again, whether by offering a bride to the sea or forcibly "treating" the eyes of a painter who sees in different colors. Drawing firsthand on the challenges...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Global Film Initiative 2012

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WHI