Festival of Acclaimed Persian Movies for a Better Understanding of Iranian Women

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Festival of Acclaimed Movies for a

Better Understanding of Iranian Women

(In recognition of Iranian Women Struggle for

Justice, Equality, and Freedom

during  past 3 decades)

 

Organized by:

MIT Persian Cultural Group

Free Admission!

SUNDAYs

(Apr. 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 2009)

5pm sharp!

MIT Room 4-237 (Building 4, 2nd floor)

 

All movies are in Persian with English subtitles!

 

 

Dayereh” (The Circle)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Director/Year:

Jafar Panahi/2000

Subject:

A detailed and realistic portray of the life women who are abandoned by the society.

It shows the underlying reasons for their misfortunes and commonalities of social challenges with ordinary people.

Trailer:

http://videodetective.com/titledetails.aspx?PublishedID=451608

Review:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Circle_(film)

 

 

Zendan Zanan” (Women’s Prison)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Director/Year:

Manijeh Hekmat/2002

Subject:

The movie depicts some aspects if Iran prisons and the life of women prisoners which spans for 17 years but the story goes beyond that to cover many other related social problems.

Review:

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117918888.html

 

 

Vakonesh Panjom” (Fifth Reaction)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Director/Year:

Tahmineh Milani/2003

Subject:

Everyday concerns of urban women, their entrapment in the loop of unfair laws and cultural restrictions and their efforts for progress.

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeoAgRXl46U

Review:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386843

 

 

Do Zan” (Two Women)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Director/Year:

Tahmineh Milani/1999

Subject:

A clear depiction of how some traditions prevent women from realizing their full potential while their common civil rights are violated without any governmental concerns.

Review:

 

 

Roozi Ke Zan Shodam” (The Day I became a Women)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Director/Year:

Marziyeh Meshkini/1999

Subject:

The natural desire of women as a human being for becoming

inquisitive, determined, and independent.

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVZSdynHa_Q

Review:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_I_Became_a_Woman

 

 

“TBD”

(A Tentative Time slot for a Concluding Movie and/or Talk on the main topic)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Please send your suggestions for this tentative movie and/or speaker to:

taalebi@mit.edu

For more information and updated flyer of this event, please visit/download:

http://shirin-center.org/download/iranianWomenMovieFestivalApr12May17MIT2009.pdf

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