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Expressions in Mariposa: A Conversation with Hamideh Moeinfar

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by

A tense, revealing conversation is given visually distinctive flair with inspired use of animation in the short documentary Mariposa, directed by Hamideh Moeinfar. Annika, covered head to toe in traditional Islamic garb, and Mathilda, a Swedish fashion model with once-overpowering body issues, get together to discuss their ideas on how women should be allowed to express themselves. [...]


See Women Without Men w/ Shirin Neshat!

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 by

Women Without Men is playing in NYC! Join celebrated writer Shahrnush Parsipur and artist Shirin Neshat as they reflect on their shared concern for the position of women in Iranian society and how they work with artistic means, whether literary or visual, to express their views. Parsipur was jailed after the publication of her novella, [...]

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The House Shuttered, A Small Glimmer

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 by

The forced closure of the Iranian House of Cinema, as predicted, has drawn a line in the sand between those in Iran who are for visual expression and those who are not. The House of Cinema, an organization over 20 years old which stood as the tallest pillar of support for independent film in Iran, [...]

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Iran’s House of Cinema Threatened

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2012 by

Some time ago, our Marketing Manager Paige wrote a piece on the disheartening imprisonment of Iranian filmmakers simply for their use of self expression. While tragic, their sentences were not carried out and the film world felt a sense of accomplishment that justice had somehow found its way through strife. You can read the full [...]

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Filmmaker Magazine: KickStarter: Sara Nodjoumi And Till Schauder’s “The Iran Job”

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 by

The Kickstarter campaign for Iranian basketball documentary The Iran Job ends next Monday, but the project has already passed its ambitious $50,000 goal. In production for several years, The Iran Job (which is fiscally sponsored by IFP) is seeking finishing funds to prepare for a 2012 release. The documentary follows Kevin Sheppard, an American basketball [...]

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