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A Stroll Through The Tenderloin

A Stroll Through The...

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ten·der·loin play_w2("T0103600")http://img.tfd.com/m/sound.swf (tender-loin) n. 1. The tenderest part of a loin of beef, pork, or similar cut of meat. 2. A city district notorious for vice ...

Maz Jobrani’s Message About Warring Factions

Maz Jobrani’s ...

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If you want to support an independent film like Warring Factions you can do a few things. 1. Spread the word. Write a blog, make a ...

DVD Screener cover

DVD Screener cover...

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I've been excited about this for a while. The poster is designed by Marcos Oliva who is also designing my DVD art. I ...

Iran Footage: Learn English

Iran Footage: Learn ...

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Catch the end for a few hilarious moments of an English learning show on Iranian television.

WF at 2008 New York Arab & South Asian Film Fesitval

WF at 2008 New York ...

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2008 New York Arab and South Asian Film Festival - TRAILER from jawad metni on Vimeo.The promotional cut of the first 3 minutes of the ...

Preparing for Moharram

Preparing for Moharr...

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Tehran is preparing for the annual commemoration of Moharram. Many bazaar shops are selling banners, flags, posters, and other items referencing Imam Husayn. ...

Shooting in Tehran

Shooting in Tehran...

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Shooting in Tehran has been challenging but exciting to say the least. Our camera operator, Agha Valadkhani, is amazing and has worked on some ...

Night On The Town

Night On The Town...

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Last night was an expensive and cold night of eating kabobs in Darband. Against the warnings of my uncle, we ate outdoors in one ...

Big bday

Big bday...

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The 19th was my birthday. If you forgot, it's no problem. Here is the photo summary of the awesomeness that ensued on my ...

New Tehrani Friends

New Tehrani Friends...

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Yesterday I finally met Hossein Battle and his crew, ironically named Unknown Crew. They took me to the bashga (gym) for practice. The ...

Tomorrow is the day

Tomorrow is the day...

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I'm pretty excited about tomorrow... even though I'm going to be on an airplane for way too long. I bought an on-camera light from ...

dramatic irony and other updates

dramatic irony and o...

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As I continue putting off work for my only "academic" course I was itching to update.1. Seymour Hersh gives a talk on Iran at the ...

مشغول

مشغول...

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This weekend was quite the challenge. There is currently 6 hours of footage for Warring Factions. I shoot a studio sequence on Sunday ...

you, of all people…

you, of all people&#...

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It seems now that French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, is speaking the language of the hawks in Washington. Does he not know that French ...

More problems than Iraq

More problems than I...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No9bkBww0eE]This video tells of some of the consequences a US attack against Iran might bring. Even though I don't agree with all of ...