‘What We Owe’ by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde

Premiere DateNov 1, 2018
00:00 Show Opening
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00:59 Episode Intro (music: Understand by Anna St. Louis)
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05:23 Interview with Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde, Part 1
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16:19 Daisy Anna St. Louis
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18:43 Interview with Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde, Part 2
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32:34 Paradise Anna St. Louis
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33:46 Episode Outro
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36:17 Finish
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Tehran, 1978: Nahid and Masood, both eighteen, are young lovers and young revolutionaries, determined to overthrow the Shah’s regime and help to bring about democracy. Their clandestine activities are dangerous, but with youth, passion and right on their side, they feel invincible. Then one night, Nahid allows her younger sister to come along to a huge demonstration. Violence breaks out. Nahid lets go of her sister’s hand. Everything changes. Thirty years later, Nahid lies in a hospital bed replaying her life, raging at her carers, at her recent cancer diagnosis, at Masood, at her – now pregnant – daughter, and at her exile among people who while purporting to understand know nothing of what she has been through. Told with startling honesty, dark wit and an irresistible momentum, What We Owe is a novel of love, guilt and dreams for a better future, vibrating with both sorrow and an unquenchable joie de vivre

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