Session 12: Profession Documentarist

Profession Documentarist, Shirin Barghnavard, Firouzeh Khosrovani, Farahnaz Sharifi, Mina Keshavarz, Sepideh Abtahi, Sahar Salahshoor, Nahid Rezaei, 2014, Iran, 80 minutes

Profession Documentarist (film still), 2014 by Shirin Barghnavard, Firouzeh Khosrovani, Farahnaz Sharifi, Mina Keshavarz, Sepideh Abtahi, Sahar Salahshoor, Nahid Rezaei. Courtesy and copyright the artists.


Film screening followed by a discussion
Saturday 28 March 2016, 7.00pm, ICA Cinema 1 [Map]
Tickets £7.00 to £11.00, book here


Seven female filmmakers make a film together about what it is like to be documentary-maker in Iran today. Dealing with the responsibility of bearing witness to the social and political realities, while negotiating the “red lines” of state censorship and fear of imprisonment, is part of being a filmmaker. Each author explores her filmmaking process and her daily life, through computer games, protests, family archive and the opening of an artists’ café. This film offers a unique insight into what it is like to be an Iranian filmmaker in these times, expressed through a collective cinematic voice.

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