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Born in Evin

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Born in Evin

Available May 28 at noonJune 10 at 11:59 pm only

In her directing debut, German-Iranian actress Maryam Zaree confronts the circumstances of her birth inside one of the world’s most notorious prisons. Her parents, political opponents of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, spent years in prison before they managed to find asylum in Germany. But they never talked about their persecution and imprisonment, so Zaree turns to other survivors of Evin, talks to experts, and searches for children born in the same prison. What are the personal consequences of persecution and violence when the perpetrators remain in power while the victims internalize their stories? And what does it mean, politically, to face the silence within a family?

Pricing and Film Availability Info:

  • Admission to the series will be sold either as an all-access pass or à la carte, available only in the JBFC Virtual Marquee.
  • Pricing is $70 (members), $85 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass, or $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers) per film.
  • All films will be available for the entire length of the series—films will become available at noon on May 28 and will be available until 11:59pm on June 10. Once a film is started, passholders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film.
  • The films in this series can and may sell out, so we encourage ticket and pass purchasers to secure their access by unlocking their films ASAP.

This film is part of the KINO! Germany NOW! series.



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