November 18, 1999
Jerome McDonnell talks with Russ Watson, senior editor of Newsweek Magazine about the international news of the week. Then, Jerome talks with Kurt-Jurgen Maass, secretary general at the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart about a conference being held in Chicago. And Milos Stehlik, film critic for Facets Multimedia, describes the evolution of Iranian films. Speaking with a panel of Iranian film critics and the director of the Iranian Film Festival, he explores how the film industry has changed before and after the revolution in Iran, how strict isolation from foreign films has contributed to a unique Iranian film style, and what the future prospects are for this rapidly developing film industry.