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April 14th, 2022   AFS Cinema


April 22-25th, 2022    

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USA I 8 mins I Coming of Age I 2021 I English, Persian w/ English subtitles


With the grand opening of their chai stand, Iranian siblings, Sanam and Reza, are faced with the unexpected competition from their neighbors' hot chocolate stand.


Soon enough, the conflict becomes much more than just selling the most drinks. Sanam, the older sister, takes this feud into her own hands.

This film plays with feature, ANY DAY NOW, in theaters and with the FAMILY SHORTS program online. 

NOTE: This film is coming to theaters and our virtual cinema.  

About the Artist

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Arshum Rouhanian was born and raised in  Maryland after his parents fled Iran in light of the revolution. Arshum grew up in a small one bedroom apartment with 10 of his relatives.  Too young to understand the financial issues his parents were facing, he just thought life was a big family sleepover. He'd sneak around the house at night and see what he could do without waking anyone up. Living in a space like that made him want to pretend. He think that's where he gets his creativity.

Arshum graduated from American University in December 2017 with a BA in Film & Media Arts and a minor in Business Administration. He currently works as a Content Producer at Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA.

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