Iron island

Iron island

Jazireh ahani

DVD - 2006 | Persian
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A derelict oil tanker is home to cast-off members of the Sunni-Arab minority of Iran. When the owner decides to sell it, it is up to the self-proclaimed patriarch of the ship to provide a future for the people of his floating city, no matter the cost.
Publisher: New York : Kino International, 2006
Branch Call Number: DVD FOREIGN Iro
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Jazireh ahani

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ms_mustard
Jan 07, 2016

'Captain' Nemat is the benevolent dictator of displaced Sunni Muslims living on an old, grounded oil tanker. religious and cultural norms flourish alongside stripping the tanker of anything that can be sold.

eventually the tanker itself is sold for scrap and Nemat leads his people into what he promises will be their new home on land.

an unusual take on being powerless and captive to economic realities.

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eliasmerkins
Dec 29, 2014

A fantastic political movie, with a strong message about the lies, manipulations of a dictator. A very sad portrait of lots of small countries in the world. Highly recommend it.

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