The Tree That Remembers (2002)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Profoundly disturbed by the story of an Iranian student who committed suicide in Canada after successfully escaping the Shah, filmmaker and former Iranian political prisoner Masoud Raof gathers a small group of dissenters who were tortured by their government for taking part in the democratic movement in order to understand just why a man would choose death over a life of freedom.

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archival-footage, betrayal, escape, honor [recognition], hope, Iran, movement [social change], oppression, political-prisoner, reflection [thought], regime, resilience, revolution, student, suicide, survivor