Time Out
16 May 2003

Featuring interviews with young Iranians who found themselves exiled in London after the Islamic revolution, this amusing and revealing video doc explores issues of national identity and attachment to place. A child psychologist, magazine editor and film-maker all confess to regular uncertainties about self-definition and belonging, while the Iranian victory over America in the 98 World Cup is shown to be one of the few unifying forces for an internationally dispersed community. But it's finally stand-up comedian Omid Djalili with his acutely observed insights into the displaced psychology, who stays in the mind - funny, poignant and a fine, accessible guide to the natures of both the exiled and their adoptive country. 


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