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Maryam

(90 mins) It's 1979 and Mary, and Iranian-American teenager, pursues fun and romance in the New Jersey suburbs. Her biggest problems are simply trying to fit in, and dealing with her strict father who forbids her to date and live life like a normal teenager. Mary's world is radically transformed, though, when Ali, her fundamentalist Muslim cousin, comes to live with her family at the same time that Americans are taken hostage in Iran. American backlash against Iranians and Ali's disclosure of the family's dark history force Mary to come to terms with her own unique, culturally divided identity.