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Disruption: Contemporary Shorts by Iranian Women Filmmakers (15*) + ScreenTalk with Mania Akbari and special guests

A woman looks at a long piece of hair in front of a floral wallpaper.

Discover six short films by women directors predominantly based with Iran, which put the experiences of women and children centre stage.

This programme introduces a curated selection of fictional films crafted by Iranian women, predominantly based within Iran. Set against the backdrop of Iran's deeply patriarchal society, these films serve as a much-needed disruption. 

At the heart of this programme, two interwoven themes emerge: the experiences of women and children.

From the delicate and fragmented recollections of childhood memories to depictions of women within diverse power dynamics, this collection beckons us to engage with emotions often overlooked in the tapestry of everyday life. Through the lenses of filmmakers, the inner workings of a system that fosters vulnerability in the lives of children and women are laid bare.

Followed by a discussion with Mania Akbari (on stage), director Payvand Eghtesadi and curator Sadaf Sadri (via Zoom), hosted by Tiara Sahar Ataii.

Tagged with: Cinema

Curated by Pegah Pasalar, Sadaf Sadri and Cryptofiction


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