"Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport", explore the nature of personal identity inaglobalized world. Shot in the off-the-cuff style it...approaches [the subject] as ametaphor for the state in which all immigrants exist, trapped between two countriesand forever locked in transit.”
—Paul Malcolm, LAWEEKLY May 17 - 23, 2002
“This is a carefully investigated documentary about a man who haslivedinanairport for 12 years...His story is that of unusual circumstances inwhichdisplacedpeoplefind themselves -- circumstances in which claims and counter claims are hard to prove,rights and wrongs are difficult to establish, identitiesare confused, and individuals are lost. This is a film about displacement, identity, immigration, and individual choices. It is an excellent medium for generating class discussion."
—Ali Akbar Mahdi, Ph.D. Chair of Soc./Anthro., Ohio Wesleyan University
“ This Iranian's refusal to admit his roots, his total and utter loneliness, and his permanent yet transitory status as an inhabitant of the transparent, borderless and boundary-less space which is Charles de Gaulle Airport, make Sir Alfred a living symbol of the modern and global epidemic of displacement -- of not being where you belong and not belonging to where you are.”
—Setareh Sabati The Iranian Times, July 2001