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The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates


The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates (2016) is a short animated film that I co-directed with Lindsey Martin. It features an original score by Joel Roston. Based on a true story, the film tells a story from the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980 from the perspective of Haleh, an eight year old who just wants to enjoy her ice skates. The film raises questions about the human cost of surveillance and the criminalization of immigrant communities, linking past policy decisions with current national discussions around security and xenophobia.