April 8, 2007

NIAC in the News: Iranian Community Offended by Film’s Take on Ancient Battle

Washington Post – The opening of the Hollywood action film "300" — a wildly exaggerated portrayal of the battle of Thermopylae between the mighty Persian army and a small band of Spartan troops in 480 B.C. — has stunned and angered Iranian Americans in the Washington area and across the country. "In this new world, a lot of people get their education from movies, and only a tiny fraction of Americans read about such history in serious ways," said Trita Parsi, president of the Washington-based National Iranian American Council. "One can say this is just a cartoon, but it would be wrong not to take it seriously, and it is extremely unfortunate for the Iranian American community." Read full article here.

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