The final screening of the Global Lens International Film Series '10
My Tehran For Sale from Iran
DATE: Wednesday, December 8th 2010
ADMISSION: Suggested donation of $5-$10, free for students with valid ID
The Global Lens 2010 international film series features independent films from around the world depicting stories about different cultures and people. The final curated film screening will be held this month. Refreshments will be served and a special Q&A with Reel Worldwide Underground Link (RWUL) will be held after each screening. The non-profit organization Reel Worldwide Underground Link (RWUL) was selected by the Global Film Initiative to host the Global Lens 2010 film series in Washington, DC. RWUL has hosted screenings in DC of this series all year long. The Hillyer Art Space and International Arts and Artists will curate this film in conjunction with existing exhibitions.
The December 8th film screening is My Tehran For Sale from Iran. This will be last screening in the 2010 Global Lens films series.
In this riveting, insider's perspective on life in Iran's capital city, Marzieh-a terminally ill actress-wearily relates her desperate quest for political asylum through a series of interviews with an unsympathetic government official. Beginning with details of her doomed relationship with an Iranian-born Australian and their plan to relocate to Adelaide, she recounts her struggle to work as an actress under Iran's current regime, her hope for a future ultimately dashed by the devastating discovery of her illness, and her need to "escape" the only home she has ever known. Set against the backdrop of Tehran's thriving arts culture, and framed through a series of artful and dramatic flashback sequences, poet-turned-filmmaker Granaz Moussavi boldly registers the trials of a modern woman struggling to flourish in Iran's contemporary political climate.
About the Director
Granaz Moussavi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1974. She received a degree in Screen Studies from Flinders University and a postgraduate degree in Film Editing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. She is the author of four collections of avant-garde poetry and has directed and edited several short films and documentaries. My Tehran For Sale is her first feature film.
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