Rosie Ming (Sandra Oh), a young Canadian poet of mixed descent who grew up with her strict Chinese grandparents, believing that her father abandoned her. She’s been invited to perform her poetry at a festival in Iran, where she finds that what she’d been told as a child may not necessarily be the entire truth.

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Films in The Garden / Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming / Wednesday, July 5th7:30pm / Egleston Square Peace Garden (Corner of School & Washington) / Egleston Square • Boston

  • we will start to gather at 7:30p and the film will start at 8:15p

Join us for our 2nd season of Films in the Garden with the New England premiere of this Canadian animated film which delves into a side of Iran not seen in current narratives.

Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather be in Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians, all who tell her stories that force her to confront her past; the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of Poetry itself. It’s about building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It’s about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.