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Dekel, Mikhal

Summary: "The extraordinary true story of Polish-Jewish child refugees who escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Iran. More than a million Jews escaped east from Nazi occupied Poland to Soviet occupied Poland. There they suffered extreme deprivation in Siberian gulags and "Special Settlements" and then, once "liberated," journeyed to the Soviet Central Asian Republics. The majority of Polish Jews who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: A young woman named Rouhi is employed by a young couple to clean their house. Sweet and naive, Rouhi is engaged to be married, but her innocence is shattered when she finds her employers' household in crisis over accusations of infidelity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Multimedia 2008

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FIR
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF FIR

Summary: "Shideh and her young daughter, Dorsa, are left alone in a war-torn city when her husband is drafted and sent to the front lines. After a dud missile strikes their apartment building, a neighbor mysteriously dies and Dorsa's behavior becomes erratic. Shideh scoffs at her superstitious neighbor's warning that the missile carries an ancient curse, Shideh now realizes that the malevolent force in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR UND

Summary: Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2018

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

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

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

Abdoh, Salar

Summary: Iranian ex-pat Reza Malek's quiet professorial life is upended when he returns to Tehran to help his best friend Sina Vava who is involved with Shia militants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ABD

Baier, Bret

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Ignatius, David

Summary: When a hidden Tehran scientist sends encrypted messages to the CIA that reveal Iran's bomb-development program, agent Harry Pappas is directed to discern if the messages are true before enlisting the aid of a secret British spy team to safeguard the scientist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC IGN

Kamali, Marjan

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "A novel set in 1953 Tehran, against the backdrop of the Iranian Coup, about a young couple in love who are separated on the eve of their marriage, and who are reunited sixty years later, after having moved on to live independent lives in America, to discover the truth about what happened on that fateful day in the town square"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KAM

Summary: On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped and a mid level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ARG RATED R

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ar

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER ARG

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

Tran, G. B.

Summary: A memoir in graphic novel format about the author's experiences as the son of Vietnamese immigrants who fled to America during the fall of Saigon describes how he learned his tragic ancestral history and the impact of the Vietnam War on his family while visiting their homeland years later.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Villard 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0495 TRA