New Day

A young Iranian woman living alone in the US struggles to celebrate her new year as she clashes with her traditional American neighbor.

  • Parissa Pirouzan Glaser
    Florida School Number 4891
  • Parissa Pirouzan Glaser
  • Parissa Pirouzan Glaser
  • Golnessa Tabrizi
    Key Cast
  • Scot Scurlock
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    روز نو (Rooz e No)
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Persian
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Director Biography - Parissa Pirouzan Glaser

Parissa Pirouzan Glaser is an Iranian born and raised filmmaker. Prior to pursuing her dream of making films she worked at some of Silicon Valley's most revered tech companies such as Google, Uber and Pinterest where she led international launches and expansions.

Parissa strives to create thought provoking films that address the significant underrepresentation of women from the Middle East in Western media. It is her belief that authentic storytelling can foster meaningful connections and challenge preconceived notions, ultimately contributing to a more inclusive and compassionate society.

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Director Statement

New Day delves into the daily challenges experienced by Iranians due to the historically tense relationship between the US and Iran. By exploring the personal journey of our protagonist, Bahar, I strive to humanize the experiences of immigrants and bridge the cultural divide with the American audience, emphasizing that despite our differences we all share a common desire for a peaceful life with loved ones.