KCET's Open Call Observes the Iranian/Persian New Year with Documentary, The Iran I Remember | KCET
KCET's Open Call Observes the Iranian/Persian New Year with Documentary, The Iran I Remember
Burbank, CA - March 18, 2013 - In commemoration of the Iranian/Persian New Year (Nowruz),
KCET's original series Open Call
will present the feature-length documentary, The Iran I Remember on Thursday, March 21 at 9 p.m.
documentary chronicles Los Angeles based filmmaker Morteza Rezvani's journey
back to his homeland of Iran. In what began as a trip to attend a wedding,
Rezvani's visit developed into a much deeper purpose: a search for his family
roots. The film is an exploration for his past intertwined with the history,
culture, and literature of Iran. Filmed
during the Nowruz season this documentary is also a revealing portrayal of how
Iranians celebrate this ancient tradition.
Winner of the "Audience Favorite Award
"at the 2012 Noor Film Festival and the "Best Director Award" at the 2012
Cincinnati Film Festival, The Iran I
Remember captures a personal and reflective view that is rarely seen in the
Morteza Rezvani is an accomplished
filmmaker and producer based in Southern California. While earning a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting and a Master of Fine Arts
degree in Motion Picture Productions from University of California, Los
Angeles, he worked at ABC Television Network as a cameraman and video engineer,
which led to his career as a professional sound mixer. His credits include: The Wonder Years, Joan of Arcadia, The
Bernie Mac Show, O.C., Criminal Minds, Breaking Home Ties, and Miracle Mile. During his profession as a
sound mixer, Mr. Rezvani also pursued his passion in filmmaking, producing
short films and documentaries, such as: Act
Without Words II, based on a mime of the same title by Samuel Beckett; The Eastside Story, which explores the
life of a lone gang member in East LA who struggles to survive living in the
close proximity of a rival gang; Los
Angeles: A City Unleashed, which portrays the love and the ambivalence of
people who call Los Angeles their home; At
Home with Mother Earth, a documentary that explores the field of Earth
Architecture as it is practiced around the world; and In the Realm of Faith, a film that covers the journey of Rezvani's
family to various religious institutions where they learned about the practice
of each religion from the parishioners. Mr. Rezvani was also a former member of
KCET's Community Advisory Board from 2004 - 2010, and had served as the CAB
Chair in 2010.
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