When ten-year-old Sam and his younger
sister Sara (played by real-life brother and sister
Keyan and Parissa Abedini) arrived in Los Angeles
with their mother, the only thing on their mind
was to go to Disneyland. But things take a wrong
turn when their mother is kidnapped by three armed
Mafioso. Realizing that the police can't find
their uncle, their only relative in town, in time,
these two helpless children take to the vast and
unforgiving streets of Los Angeles to find him
themselves. On their way they encounter a colorful
cast of characters and frightening situations
where their humanity and endurance are put to
the test, but more importantly they discover something
about themselves, that the best quality is to
survive with humanity.
The film debuted at the Cairo International Film
Festival and was also selected for the New Delhi
International Film Festival.
Surviving Paradise, was the first English language
Iranian feature film distributed theatrically
in the United States in 2000.
Seven Servants is now available on DVD from Pathfinder Pictures. It can be ordered from Amazon, Netflix, direct from IFVC.com or at any of your finer video outlets.