Rita Jahan Foruz

Showtimes

Film runs Thu, Jan 16 through Sun, Jan 19.

Rita Jahan Foruz
Ayal Goldberg, 2013
Israel | Hebrew, Farsi & English with English subtitles | 75 minutes

New York Premiere!

Director Ayal Goldberg in person for Q&A!

Superstar singer Rita Jahan Foruz immigrated to Israel from Iran with her family at the age of eight. On the eve of her forty-ninth birthday, with enormous tension between Tehran and Jerusalem looming in the background, she records her first album in Farsi. A year later, she receives an official invitation to perform at the United Nations. The warm response she receives from her Iranian fans convinces her that music can serve as a unifying force. This intimate documentary spends time with Rita both in performance and in personal moments with her family, and demonstrates their deep longing for their country of birth, which is no longer accessible to them

Series: New York Jewish Film Festival 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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