Check out this clip featuring Iranian-American break-dancer (beat boy) and filmmaker: Justin Mashouf. His film, ‘Warring Factions‘  is Mashouf’s “first feature length documentary.”

Shot in Iran and the US, Mashouf’s journey throughout the film uses his love for break dancing as a way of bridging an American culture with Iranian youth.

 Additionally, he becomes a student of the traditional Iranian martial art of “Varzesh Bastani” and seeks to understand the sentiments of the religious conservative generation of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.

***If you’re in New York, don’t miss the upcoming screening at NYU.

When: Wednesday March 25, 2009 at 7:30PM

Where: Annual New York University Shuruq Festival
245 Sullivan Street        
Furman Hall, room 214

(Furman Hall is located at 245 Sullivan Street, between Washington Square South and West Third Street. It is two blocks east of the West Fourth subway station (A,C, E, B, D, F and V lines). Minetta Parking is the nearest parking facility (122 W. 3rd St. between 6th Avenue and MacDougal St., 212-777-3530), however here is a link to additional nearby parking garages: )

When: Wednesday March 25, 2009. 7:30pm


***The film is having its Los Angeles premiere this coming Saturday, May 2 at 2:00pm during the 2009 Noor Film Festival in Beverly Hills.

Where: Fine Arts Theater
               8556 Wilshire Blvd.,
               Beverly Hills, CA 90211

When: Saturday May 2nd, 2009 @ 2:00PM

Cost:  $10

*Followed by Q&A session with filmmaker Justin Mashouf.