Film School Shorts

"Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist"

Season 4 Episode 17 | 8m 4s  | Video has closed captioning.

Iranian-born Rita Mahtoubian comes from a long line of doers and dreamers. But after she arrives in America alone in the 1980s, she seems destined for anonymity. After an inspiring Rosh Hashanah dinner at her neighbor's house, Rita sets out to change her life from ordinary to extraordinary. In the process, she also unwittingly attracts the attention of a Homeland Security agent.

Aired: 03/08/17

Rating: NR

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