Sierra Urich rew up in a small town nestled in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Raised by her Persian mother and American-born
father, she grew up speaking English, never learning her mother’s native language. Her connection to her Iranian identity was limited to food, holidays, and old family photographs. She was four years old when she met her grandparents for the first time. She has never been to Iran.
“Joonam”is screening at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 19-29.
W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.
SU: Only knowing Iran through family stories, food, and holidays, and with the prospect of travel to the country
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