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Join us as AVFilm presents the J.E.D.I. Award to filmmaker Alireza Khatami for crafting a bold, brave, and biting social satire about everyday citizens struggling for justice and equal treatment under the law.


6:00PM – Dinner & mixer
7:00PM – Feature film at Longboard Vineyards


Dinner, wine, and the screening are included in the ticket price. This event is included in PLATINUM & CLOSING WEEKEND PASSES.


Shot in secret in Tehran, Terrestrial Verses exposes the plight of everyday Iranians as they struggle to navigate the sometimes absurd restraints placed upon them by religious and governmental institutions. Poetically structured in a series of stirring vignettes that are both humorous and affecting, the film captures the spirit and determination of a citizenry yearning for social change. Its radical form also invites the viewer to reflect on the burgeoning tension that fills the space between social repression and righteous indignation. Even making this film is an act of social resistance in Iran that risks consequences for filmmakers Ali Asgari and Alireza Khatami. 


The J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Award is a jury prize awarded to a film that rights a wrong, corrects revisionist history, or brings a new or underrepresented perspective; amplifies a traditionally marginalized community or is made by women, nonbinary, and/or BIPOC artists; and deals with themes of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion/belonging.


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