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A Revolution on Canvas (Documentary) (15*) [UK Premiere] + ScreenTalk

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2024

A film negative showing the artist Nickzad Nodjoumi

Image Credit: © A Revolution on Canvas

This art-heist-thriller-meets-portrait-documentary delves into the disappearance of over 100 "treasonous" paintings by the co-director's father, revolutionary Iranian artist Nickzad (Nicky) Nodjoumi. 

After an exhibition of Iranian artist Nicky Nodjoumi’s work in 1980 is declared critical of the regime, it is vandalised by Islamist radicals, and he is forced to flee Iran. Decades later, as protests erupt in Iran again, Nicky and his daughter Sara dive into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his paintings. The result is a political thriller with intimate conversations that reveal the power of art, sacrifice, and family.

Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films

Discussion to follow with filmmaker Sara Nodjoumi.

A limited number of tickets will be set aside for each in-person screening as 'Pay What You Can'. 

USA 2023 Dir Sara Nodjoumi & Till Schauder 95 min  

(English & Farsi with English subtitles)

Content advisory: This film contains archival footage and images of violent protests including police violence, shootings, dead bodies, gunfire, and execution.

This film is captioned and audio-described; the discussion panel following the film will be live-captioned.

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‘The central event of my father’s life led us to a film that hopefully pays tribute to both my parents’ art and life while also helping me understand the origins and mysteries of our homeland.‘
Sara Nodjoumi, Co-director, A Revolution on Canvas

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