Desert Dancer

Desert Dancer

DVD - 2015 | Widescreen version
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At a time when dancing is forbidden, Afshin and some friends, including the beautiful Elaheh, risk their lives to form an underground dance company. Inspired by banned online videos of timeless legends like Michael Jackson and Rudolf Nureyev, Afshin and Elaheh embrace their passion for dance - and for one another.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD D DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video


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Dance was forbidden in Iran in 2009 when Afshin Ghaffarian formed an underground dance company. This feature follows the story of his dangerous decision as he and fellow dancers risk their lives for dance. The choreography is emotionally powerful, expressing violent repression and the dancers' ye... Read More »

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Apr 09, 2017

This movie made me weep. It was beautiful - it was not just about the dance; it was about craving the freedom to express oneself. How horrendous to be held captive under a regime that forbids this and torture and murder those who dare to do so.
I highly recommend this movie to all. It will definitely open your eyes and heart.

Aug 29, 2016

Memorable, well-made, well-acted, artistic movie about the dancers in Iran! Iran does not allow ballet, singing and dancing! Based on the true story!


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