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Director: Lauren Merage

Synopsis: While trying to enjoy her first night of marriage, Melinda, a first generation American, feels burdened by her Iranian grandmother’s impossible request that she prove her virginity.

Bio: LAUREN MERAGE is a writer and director. Lauren went to undergraduate and graduate school for Studio Art with a concentration in photography. It was during her time in graduate school, when she wrote and directed several video pieces that she fell in love with the process and art of filmmaking. She continues to write and direct films that focus on a strong female voice and perspective.

Program: Beauty, Sex & Shame – VAEFF 2020

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