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Retrieving 1931
A family and Prime Minister Foroughi on film

By Farhad Sepahbody
July, 2003
The Iranian

Sometime ago a friend of mine retrieved a 1931 home movie from Tehran and sent it to me. The 16mm film is two minutes and has been transferred onto video.

It shows my father and mother in their residence in Geneva where he represented our country at the Societé des Nations (League of Nations).

The film was taken by Abdollah Entezam, a junior member of my father's staff, who was passionate about photography.

It also shows my sister Parvine and I, we were almost babies as you can see.

Best of all it shows, at the end, Ali Foroughi, the famed Prime Minister, who had come to preside over a conference. (Sorry if he picks his nose.)

I am sure his grandchildren living in the US would like to see the film >>> Watch

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Farhad Sepahbody is a career diplomat turned journalist. He was Iran's last ambassador to Morroco under Mohammad Reza Shah.

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