I was incredibly moved by this short piece. I don’t know too much about the director and I am not sure if the film speaks beyond Iran. However, I don’t think that it is at all limited to a geographic area. I want to be careful about constructing something into this video that it wasn’t meant to present. When I watched this, I couldn’t help but think about Communism, Fascism and Authoritarianism and how each society has these elements built into it.
Regardless of my own experience with the video, I hope that if I am ever faced with a situation where the answer is clearly 4 when asked what 2+2 equals, I too would stand up like this young boy.