Movie Screening: Women Without Men
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About the Event
Come join us for a viewing of the Iranian Film 'Women Without Men' by Shirin Neshat. The film, based on the novella by Shahrnush Parsipur takes us through the struggles of four women in 1953, when the United Kingdom and United States led a coup that unseated the country's popular Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and reinforced the power of the Shah – a decisive moment which, the film suggests, marks the beginning of Iran's problems today.
Shirin Neshat, who was born four years after the coup, left Iran in 1979, just before the Islamic Revolution that drove the Shah into exile. Her film, very critical of the coup, implies that it made the eventual revolution and subsequent turmoil inevitable.
Now,she lives and works in New York after being banned from Iran in 1996 for the political content of her work.
The event will begin with a short preface on gender politics and the revolution in Iran followed by the film screening.
Hope to see you there!