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'Desert Dancer' Chronicles Iranian Underground Dance Troupe

Iranian Afshin Ghaffarian dreams of becoming a dancer from a young age. He hacks into YouTube and watches dancers like Michael Jackson and Rudolf Nureyef. But dancing is illegal in the Islamic Republic. Desert Dancer by filmmaker Richard Raymond is based on the true story of Ghaffarian and his friends, who form an underground dance troupe in an abandoned building. Elaheh is the troupe's lead dancer. Schooled secretly by her ballerina mother, she helps choreograph sequences that...

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