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Ceremony Year 2017

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Rosie Ming is a young Canadian poet who lives at home with her over-protective Chinese immigrant grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. The daughter of a Chinese mother and an Iranian father, she is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but would rather go to the bright lights of Paris. Once in Iran, however, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians who tell her stories that force her to confront her past: the Iranian father she assumed had abandoned her and the nature of poetry itself. A poignant tale about building bridges between cultural and generational divides, being curious and finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.

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