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A Separation: Discussion Guide

While this set of study notes for Asghar Farhadi's film A Separation views the film primarily from a film studies lens, it does offer a starting point for thinking about the film prior to using it in the classroom, especially under the section "Exploring Another Culture Through Film." Farhadi's film examines the impact of a separation (and potential divorce) on an Iranian adolescent, a process complicated by an incident that transforms the film and the family. This guide encourages consideration of the connections between religion, class, gender, and justice in Iran, while offering a very human look at a part of the world that is not always understood.