For the past several years I have been building a series of nonrepresentational prints on design themes from Iran. This project serves in some part to keep me connected to places and events that are still important to me even though years have passed since I lived and worked there. For example, this print is a riff on the carving on a stone lion at Persepolis and the Tehran print below captures some of the quirky urban characteristics of that congested city. But with all the powerful and conflicting news coming from Iran right now, I realize that I have not touched on the most moving of themes, the people themselves, and must admit that I cannot do justice to this subject in my prints. So I would like to share with you a short film that was made by a young man that I recently met that is worth watching. I hope you enjoy it–Sayeh (The Shade ) by Mohammad Gorjestani .