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Captive, Waiting...

Iran, 2002 (MIFF 2003, Documentary)

Director: Mohammad Ahmadi

A prisoner of the war between Iran and Iraq has been writing a letter to his son, whom he hasn't seen for 18 years. He is placed on the list of prisoners to be released, but he's still apprehensive. This intricately observed piece takes the form of the prisoner reading a letter to his unknown son.

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