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Mohammad Jafari


50 minutes

Farsi with English subtitles
    Winner! Best Documentary, Feast of Cinema
Official Selection Thessalonki Documentary Film Festival

While a teenager, Christine learned that she was adopted as an infant by her Swedish parents. Now 40 and working as a psychologist in the USA, she returns to Iran in search of her birth parents.

Iranian newspapers print her story, and an astonished Christine arrives at the Tehran airport to a throng of families, all claiming to be her rightful kin.

Not surprisinigly, genealogical closure proves elusive, but Christine's quest quickly morphs into a chronicle of unsettled and unsettling familiar histories, all stemming from the abandonment of baby girls. Understated yet startling in its revelations, Christine is a documentary you won't want to miss.

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