Ali Limonadi is a film director, journalist and founder of IRTV in Los Angeles. Ali Limonadi was born in Tehran, after high school he moved to Germany and from 1962 till 1968 he studied Film Directing and Cinematography at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin (Universitat der Kunst HFBK Berlin). “Das Abonnement” is one of his films which was screened in 1967 on that time. n April 1979 Limonadi moved to the United States and in 1981 he launched the first Persian TV station outside Iran named “IR TV”. In an interview Limonadi said: “At that time, we thought we would return to Iran after six months. We thought the situation would settle and that people could resume their lives back home. Some of us did not even fully unpack our bags.”  Ali Limonadi regularly appears on US-based Persian media such as Voice of America’s Persian Television.