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The First Annual Iranian Film Festival of Ann Arbor

Sunday, September 18, 2016
4:00-6:00 PM
Rackham Amphitheatre Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
The Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Iranian Graduate Students Association is proud to announce the first Annual Iranian Film Festival of Ann Arbor, showcasing the work of a new generation of Iranian filmmakers. The following films will be screened at 4pm in the Rackham Amphitheatre; admission is free and open to the public.

September 18 – I Am Diego Maradona (Bahram Tavakoli, 2015)
September 25 – Ashkan, The Charmed Ring and Other Stories (Shahram Mokri, 2009)
October 2 – Parviz (Majid Barzegar, 2012), introduced by Amir Ganjavie
October 9 – Melbourne (Nima Javidi, 2014)
October 16 – Risk of Acid Rain (Behtash Sanaeeha, 2015)
October 23 – My Tehran For Sale (Granaz Moussavi, 2009)

Please note that film scholar Amir Ganjavie, who will introduce Parviz on October 2, will also deliver a lecture on October 3 entitled "Utopia and Censorship: Iranian Cinema at the Crossroads of Love, Sex, and Tradition" (4:10–5:30pm, 2022 STB).

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Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Film, International, Middle East Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Middle East Studies, Arts at Michigan, Persian Student Association, International Institute, Iranian Graduate Students Association, Department of Film, Television, and Media, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Department, Global Islamic Studies Center, Language Resource Center, Department of Anthropology
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The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).