Current Affairs #4

Current Affairs #4

Free screening of selective documentaries:
Last week in Iran, a young woman named Mahsa Amini was arrested and subsequently killed while in morality police custody. Her crime, according to the Islamic Republic, was “improper” hijab. Following this tragedy, demonstrations erupted across the country in protest of her death and to demand justice. Women in Iran have been and still are against compulsory hijab, and now their fight against enforced hijab is in the spotlight. Docunight dedicates this week’s program, “Women Fight Back” to Mahsa Amini and all Iranians who are fearlessly standing up against injustice, oppression, and tyranny.
“Women Fight Back” will feature documentaries that promote activism and resistance and uplift the women’s liberation movement in Iran.

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Current Affairs #4
  • Iranian Women's Liberation Movement, Year Zero

    جنبش آزادی زنان ایران - سال صفر
    Directed by Claudine Mulard • 1979 • France
    "Mouvement de Libération des Femmes Iraniennes, Année Zéro"
    In 1979, Iranian Women invite the American feminist Kate Millett to celebrate March 8, the International Women's Day, in Tehran. On March 7, the religious leader...

  • Divorce Iranian Style

    Divorce Iranian Style goes behind-the-scenes at a divorce court in Tehran, following three couples as they try to resolve their conflicts. Like a real-life forerunner to Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winner A Separation, the film offers an intimate and nuanced look at marital strife that is both all too...

  • Iranian Journey

    Iranian Journey is a documentary road movie with Massoumeh Soltan Baloghie, the first woman long-distance bus driver in Iran and, probably, the whole Islamic world.
    On a 22-hour bus trip north to south across Iran from Tehran to Bandar Abbas, Massoumeh talks about her life and aspirations. Her pa...

  • Our Times

    روزگار ما
    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad • 2001 • Iran
    Rakhshan Banietemad decides to capture images of people involved in the presidential elections of 2001 in Iran. She follows some young cinema actors and artists, including her young daughter, who with lots of hopes and desires for future hav...

  • The Story of Gord Afarid

    نقل گردآفرید
    Directed by Hadi Afarideh • 2008 • Iran
    Naqali (Musical Narration) is an Iranian traditional solo theatre in which only men are allowed to perform. As a matter of fact, it's been forbidden for women to appear in a Naqali performance. The place for this theatre has usually been teaho...