The Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies


Reception Followed by Screening of
Two Documentaries by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

Thursday, May 6, 2010
Reception at 5:30 pm
In Humanities Instructional Building 135

Screening at 7 pm
In Humanities Instructional Building 100

We are Half of Iran's Population
(2009, 47 minutes)

This documentary takes place shortly before the June Presidential election and provides an extraordinarily intimate glimpse into the current situation in Iran

Angels of the House of Sun
(2009, 53 minutes)

A documentary about a women's shelter in one of Teheran's poorest neighborhoods.

Followed by Q & A with Filmmaker, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

Free and Open to the Public

Film director and screenwriter Rakhshan Bani-Etemad was born in 1954 in Tehran. She has a BA in film directing and began her career as a documentary filmmaker for Iranian TV. She made her first feature film Off the Limits in 1987. Her films have won many international awards. She has served as the member of jury in several international film festivals and is now considered one of the best Iranian directors.

This Event is generously supported by the Farhang Foundation and is in collaboration with the UC Irvine Film and Video Center

Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies
University of California, Irvine
1st Floor Humanities Gateway
Irvine, CA 92697-3370

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