Iranian Enough? 50 minute BBC Documentary
Presented by Roxana Vilk
Directed by Harriet Shawcross
Produced by Jane Taylor
Produced by BBC Persian & BBC Wordd
New BBC documentary film : to be broadcast in February 2014 on BBC Scotland and available on BBC iplayer shortly after.
Previously broadcast on BBC World and BBC Persian
DURATION: 50 MINUTES
Musician and film maker Roxana Vilk grew up in Tehran. Her parents fled Iran in the wake of the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and since the breakdown of diplomatic relations between London and Tehran, she has been unable to return. In this film Roxana explores her identity as a British-Iranian, and finds out how to teach her children about a country they have never visited. From a tower block in Glasgow, to the glamour of Los Angeles, home to the largest group of Iranians living abroad, she finds out how other Iranian migrants keep their culture alive. While some of the questions she raises are specific to the Iranian diaspora, this film speaks to broader issues of identity faced by immigrants the world over.
“Haven’t you been looking for a film that beautifully captures the experiences and emotions of so many 1.5 and 2nd generation Iranians in diaspora? And weren’t you also hoping that it featured fresh new artists, crossed multiple diaspora communities, and yet remained touchingly personal? It’s finally here. The super talented British-Iranian filmmaker Roxana Vilk gives us Iranian Enough?, airing this weekend on BBC World
— Fesenjoon Magazine US