A loved one’s murder, a deep desire for revenge and a constant struggle to forgive
A young boy watches the cold-blooded murder of his innocent father. Years later, he is faced with the decision to either kill or save the man responsible for his father’s death.
Saturday February 2
9pm US Eastern, 21:00 UK
Sunday February 3
5:30pm US Eastern, 17:30 UK
Dr. Dariush is a loving husband and father who devotes his free time to Christian outreach ministry in Iran. While at home one night, he is ambushed by Iranian intelligence officers who raid his house and uncover a hidden stash of illegal Bibles. Wanting to silence his Christian ministry, they then brutally murder him in full view of his family.
His family is devastated, especially his son, Cyrus, who must grapple with resentment and bitterness. Unable to cope with the tragedy of the past, he then finds his life in emotional limbo as he becomes increasingly powerless to push forward. Cyrus continues to struggle with these memories when he is suddenly faced with a choice: whether to spare the life of the man who killed his father or seek revenge.
This thought-provoking film strikingly portrays religious oppression, its impact on families and the power of grace amid bitter resentment. Presenting a genuine depiction of persecuted life in the Middle East, Closure offers a profound glimpse into the life of believers who are forced to deal with the tragedy of religious persecution, as well as the struggle to walk in love.
Closure is directed by Joseph Hoysepian, whose own father was brutally murdered by extremist groups in Iran in 1994. Inspired by his unique understanding and profound passion for persecuted believers and minorities in Iran, Hoysepian produces films that reveal the realities of religious oppression even as they highlight God’s miraculous redemption.
Hoysepian and his family continue to be a voice for persecuted believers, traveling to more than 150 churches around the world to raise awareness and support. To date, he has produced over 80 music videos and 450 hours of made-for-TV family programming, mostly in the Farsi language. His recent award-winning documentary, A Cry from Iran, is the story of his father’s martyrdom and is widely distributed in the U.S.