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Year: 2010
USA: IFC Films
Cast: Elodie Bouchez, Jose Maria de Tavira, Karim Saleh, Karolina Muller, Marianna Kulukundis, Rita Ackerman, Pierluca Arancio
Director: Zeina Durra
Country: USA
USA: 90 mins
USA Release Date: 5 March 2011 (Limited Release)

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Asya (Elodie Bouchez) is a successful artist who works in New York. She lives her life to the full regularly invited to exclusive art parties, complete with supermodels, and stretch limousines. However she constantly monitors the situation in the Middle East on television. Then Asya hears that her childhood friend, Faisal, has disappeared-the victim of a purported CIA abduction.

Coincidentally the same night, she meets Javier (Jose Maria de Tavira), a sexy Mexican PhD student, and romance blossoms. Javier thinks Asya is a tad paranoid with her conspiracy theories but he is unaware that nothing in Asya's world is as it seems.

Zeina Durra's atmospheric debut feature THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE! is an alluring and intelligent look at the way the war on terror seeps into the texture of everyday American life. Shot in 16mm film.

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