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Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Courtyard Space, Town House Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Speaker(s): Mahshad Afshar, Abbe Fletcher
In her autobiographical film essay, Afshar as an Iranian female filmmaker takes us into her garden shed and narrates one century of representation of woman on screen along with her personal memories of revolution, war and exile. Looking at the formation of the Iranian film industry and its relationship with socio-political events, the film portrays the challenges of women who chose this controversial and unorthodox career in Iran's patriarchal society and the consequences that they were faced with as a result of their choice. Benefiting from a wide range of rare archive materials, this feature-length documentary focuses on one century of the representation of women in Iranian cinema. It also highlights the integral role that female filmmakers have played in Iranian cinema to tell women's stories, to challenge the tradition, sharia law, and ultimately to overcome the suppression of female authority on screen.
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Contact: Abbe Fletcher
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