Having a hyphenated identity is more than just being in between worlds or fixed
identities, but includes the active process of forging a new cultural space, a cultural
remix. It is often the work of the first generation after a significant migration to begin
establishing the cultural products and institutions to capture that remix. This program of short films is part of that work; an attempt to amplify the voices of diasporic Iranian
filmmakers. Each film in this small collection captures a stage of that hyphenation process amongst people of Iranian descent in the decades following the Islamic Revolution.
This collection is not meant to be comprehensive or representative; we understand that
people exist with multiple hyphens–intersectionality of religion, sexual orientation,
gender, class and so much more. This collection is only meant as a snapshot to start a
conversation of what hyphenation means for generations of people displaced since the
establishment of the Islamic Republic.