I was recently reminded of a film entitled Persepolis that I had seen a preview for a while back but had since forgotten about. It is the true story of a young girl growing up in Iran and enduring many of it's struggles during the 80's and 90's. I frequently find myself too overwhelmed and confused with all of the goings-on in the Middle East to try and actually understand it. This autobiographical story helped me fill in a few of the blanks. The comic book format simplified without trivializing these heavy issues. I was able to understand a little bit of the mind and heart of an Iranian woman, her childhood, and possibly her future struggles. I highly recommend reading the 2 graphic novels, then setting out to see this subtitled, book-based film. It's now playing, you won't regret it.