Land of Dreams
Director: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Screenplay/Script Jean-Claude Carrière
Producers: Amir Hamz, Sol Tryon, Christian Springer
Executive Producers: Amir Neshat, Fahri Yardim
Cast: Sheila Vand, Matt Dillon, William Moseley, Anna Gunn, Christopher McDonald, Isabella Rossellini
Simin, an Iranian American woman, is on a journey to discover the core of what it means to be a free American. She works for the most important government agency of her time, the Census Bureau. In efforts to understand and control its populous, the government has begun a program to record the citizens' dreams. Simin, one of the Census Bureau's lead dream catchers, is unaware of this devious plot. She herself, being among the last immigrants allowed into the country, is torn between her appreciation for America's acceptance, compassion for those whose dreams she is recording and a truth she must find within. Playful and poignant, "Land of Dreams" acknowledges in a surreal and satirical way the greatness of the American experiment while offering a warning beacon for what could come.