An interview with Professor Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University on Iranian elections and future of the Islamic Revolution.
Born on June 15, 1951 into a working class family in the south-western city of Ahvaz in the Khuzestan province of Iran, Hamid Dabashi received his early education in his hometown and his college education in Tehran, before he moved to the United States, where he received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.
The new award-winning documentary film "The Garden" opens at the Hollywood Theatre this week. The film follows the inspiring struggle of a large, vibrant community garden in South Central Los Angeles, which arose as a place of healing after the L.A. Riots in 1992. A backroom deal between the city and a land developer threatens to close the garden. "The Garden" tells the story of mostly Latin American immigrants who organized and fought back. Toni Tabora-Roberts spoke with Julie Bergman Sender, one of the Executive Producers, and Vivianne Nacif, a Co-Producer, about the film.