« Back to Event Calendar

Alex and Ali Documentary Film

6/26/14 Thu (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco
Contact:Jerome Nelson (jnelson[at]worldaffairs[dot]org)


Join the International Forum and Director Malachi Leopold for a special screening of "Alex and Ali," the documentary film that tells the true story of a forbidden love between two men in 1970s Iran. As a Peace Corps volunteer in 1967, Alex served in Iran where he met Ali, an Iranian Muslim. The two fell in love and kept their relationship secret for ten years until the Iranian Revolution forced Alex to return to the US without Ali. Although they have kept in touch through phone calls, email and letters, this film shows how they seek to overcome the deep political, geographical and cultural divides that have kept them separated for 33 years, and the enormous difficulties associated with this attempt to reunite.

There will be a 30-minute question and answer session with Leopold after the screening.

NorCal members get the special membership rate of $8. Promo code is "NorCalPCA". Event Link to get tickets: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1309#.U5iMdrRKX_Q

Support the Mission


Your membership donation supports our mission of bringing a human perspective to world events. Become a member today.


Featured Events

RPCVs Speakers Needed

Last year the Global Presenters Program matched over 100 RPCVs to schools and community groups in 21 cities. Due to the success of last year we are receiving record numbers of requests for RPCV speakers. Volunteer and help bring to life the Third Goal of Peace Corps View Requests>>


Feb 23
San Francisco
Love at First Sight Story Jam


Celebrate the month of love with our Love at First Sight Story Jam.  Enjoy a kaleidoscope of tales of friendship, family and love crossing borders and cultures.  If you have an idea for a story contact our producer Justina Wu (justinawu@gmail.com) or come to our Feb 9 storytelling practice. Admission $10
Details>>