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Students captivated by performance

Students at Fort Frances High School and Atikokan High School were captivated by the performance, "Prisoner of Tehran," on Tuesday at FFHS and Wednesday at AHS. Motus O Dance Theatre shared Marina Nemat's story--an extraordinary tale of faith and survival--through spoken word, movement, video, and music. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, she was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since.