Golkou Parhizgar

"Round-trip", journey through the heart of Tehran

In conjunction with the 24th Leeds International Film Festival and the Iran Heritage Foundation, I will be curating and moderating the UK premiere of Golkou Parhizgar's documentary, Round-trip. Round-trip is inspired by director’s personal experience of returning to Iran after 11 years of living in the UK and rediscovering relationships of those left behind. It is a journey through the heart of Tehran, one caught between modernity and tradition, through the lives of its young generation, their struggles, hopes and aspirations and witnessing their identity crisis within their own divided society. Round-trip, above all, is a search for the director's place back “home” while others are mostly seeking a way out in pursuit of liberty.

Round-trip will be screened on the following date/time/location:

DATE: Sunday, 14th November 2010

TIME: 8:15PM

LOCATION:The Albert Room, Leeds Town Hall

After the screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Sanaz Raji, ICS PhD Scholar, University of Leeds, along with director Golkou Parhizgar and the editor of Iranian.com, Jahanshah Javid.

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Tiger Lily


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I want to fly home too, but they won't let me, they keep roping me in

Dirty Angel

Such a pity

by Dirty Angel on

Why do the pretty ones want to go back to a hell-hole instead of the smelly fuglies?

" Thank god for botox; my facial expressions are wearing rather thin...."

Ali P.


by Ali P. on

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.   - John Ed Pearce


Can't wait to see to the entire documentary

by Khar on