REEL NO. 9

Material:

Slide Reel, Reel viewer
2019

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Sergeant Garcia was drunk, while we secretly watched Esmeralda dance. The moral police were searching every corner of the streets to find her as we, trying to keep her hidden, relayed her on to the next person. Khomeini was talking about the blessing of the war when Zorro heroically appeared from far left and then got married.

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After the revolution of Iran in 1979, most of the films and animations beside some TV shows became illegal. Having a VHS video player at home became illegal, having photos and posters of movie characters became illegal. Even many toys were included in these new illegalizations.
These reels, once portraying optimistic childhood memories, have been invaded, ripped off, and replaced by the influx of negatives of the revolution.

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