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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

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Barzan

Directors Alex Stonehill & Bradley Hutchinson scheduled to attend | May 23 & June 2

When his name appears in the 9/11 Commission Report, Iraqi immigrant and Seattle resident Sam "Barzan" Malkandi, now considered a threat to national security, is detained and deported by the United States government.

Schedule
May 23, 2013 7:00 PM Harvard Exit Date has passed
June 2, 2013 12:30 PM Kirkland Performance Center Date has passed

Imagine waking up on a quiet Tuesday morning in your suburban neighborhood only to find your home surrounded by police and news trucks while your father is being arrested on several counts of terrorism. That's what the Malkandi family awoke to several years ago in their small town of Bothell, Washington. Their kind and compassionate father, who happily spent many years working long hours and merciless jobs to provide them with a safe life in America, was now up against an unjust judicial system in a culture quick to assume guilt. With a mission to fight these allegations, the Malkandi family skillfully rallied their friends, community, and even strangers to show the world and the judicial system that their father is not a terrorist—but will their efforts be enough to keep him home? Filmmakers Alex Stonehill and Bradley Hutchinson take viewers on the intimate journey of Sam "Barzan" Malkandi's path from Iraqi refugee to family man striving for the American Dream to assumed terrorist.

Director Biography
Alex Stonehill is a photojournalist, videographer, and multimedia producer at The Seattle Globalist. His video work has been featured on PBS and Frontline/World and his photography has been printed in various publications. He teaches at the University of Washington.

Director Biography
Bradley Hutchinson was educated at Evergreen State College and has been involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from writing to editing to distribution. He has worked for many companies and independent film units and co-founded Seattle-based production company The Last Quest.

Sponsored in part by Antioch University Seattle, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, KCTS 9 Reel NW, National Endowment for the Arts

Director: Alex Stonehill, Bradley Hutchinson
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 80 minutes
Producer: Morgan Dusatko, Sarah Stuteville, Cassidy Dimon
Screenplay: Sarah Stuteville
Cinematographers: Alex Stonehill
Editors: Bradley Hutchinson
Music: Morgan Dusatko
Website: http://www.barzanthemovie.com
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: Farsi, English
Subtitles: Yes
Format: HDCAM
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