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A season including films presenting the effect of war from the experience of ordinary people and documentaries on the lives of soliders in the field
Iran has a long, rich filmmaking tradition; Iranian movies have been recognized in every corner of the world. Yet Iranian films made on the subject of war have rarely been shown outside of Iran itself.

This film season includes five feature films which present the bitter experience of war, not from the front lines but from the experience of ordinary people, and demonstrate how lives, friendships, families, childhood, and love are affected by war. These stories reveal the everyday world of Iranians, distant from the centres of political power, but close to the tragedy and brutality of conflict.

The programme also includes six documentaries which deal with life at the front and aspects of the lives of the soldiers in the field.

Organised by:
The Barbican and the Iran Heritage Foundation in association with the Centro Incontri Umani

Credits:
Asal Shakeri with Fereshteh Taerpour with assistance from Kouross Esmaeli (curators of feature films)
Pedram Khosronejad (curator of documentary films and convenor of symposium)

Special thanks:
Cima Media International
The Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults
Farabi Cinema Foundation
Ravayat-e Fath Institute
Sheherazad Media International









 


Organised jointly with the Iran Heritage Foundation
Organised jointly with the Iran Heritage Foundation


In association with the Centro Incontri Umani