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Views From Iran 2010


Visits from two renowned filmmakers, Iranian American Shirin Neshat and Iranian Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, highlight this second edition of Views from Iran. The series is characterized by its focus on contemporary life in Iran, with themes and subject matter that move beyond the worlds of children and the struggles of rural life to show fictional characters and documentary subjects challenging conventions and saving face (About Elly); fighting patriarchy (Women Without Men and We Are Half of Iran’s Population); struggling with drug addiction (Mainline and Tehroun) and illegal immigration (Heiran); and negotiating a vibrant underground music scene (No One Knows About Persian Cats). Together they reveal seldom-seen aspects of a country that has captured headlines for years.

All films are in Farsi with English subtitles.

Funding

Views from Iran is made possible by generous support from Rebecca C. and Robert Pohlad, Amir Eftekhari, Nazie Eftekhari, Jibil Eftekhari Kazeminy, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company LLP, and Smart Candle, LLC.

Additional support is provided by Anderson, Helgen, Davis & Nissen, LLC, Shiraz Restaurant, and many individual donors.