Category Archives: norooz

Spring Movements

Inspired by the uprisings occurring in the cradles of civilization, this film is an ode to movements striving to reclaim their dignity and sovereignty from their keepers.

As the seeds of spring begin to harvest, the earth purges herself of winter.

Director/ Producer
Justin Mashouf

Kian Khiaban

Justin Mashouf

Cinematography/ Editor:
Dustin Shepard

Motion Graphics and Illustration:
Ehsaan Mesghali

This project was produced in an effort to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East and North Africa who are demanding their right to be heard.



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Mashouf Norouz Message 1389


Filed under 1389, norooz, Persian New Year

Obama Nowruz Message?

Earlier today I said to myself, “Man it would be a good idea for Obama to make mention of Nowruz or call up President Ahmadinejad and wish him a happy new year.”

1/2 of those things actually happened! UNPRECEDENTED and WELL DONE!


Filed under Iran, norooz, Persian New Year

Haft Seen

tarting the new year with positive energy and productivity is often challenging, but it’s a must.

Seeing as I will be in NY this time next week I’m excited to attend Shuruq.

Starting my life in Los Angeles has been a big change from my life in Tucson. I miss my friends but I’m glad my parents have followed me here.

Stress can kill.. I sincerely believe that.

Some things in cannot be presented literally. It won’t speak to the heart.

Strength of the heart does not necessitate strength of the mind.

Struggles of the past will always resurface in the present.


Filed under norooz, Persian New Year