Film screening followed by discussion with writer/director Pouran Derakhshandeh / Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
147 Dodd Hall
Shirin, a small girl growing up in Iran, is tormented by a secret which follows her throughout her life. She eventually takes her redemption into her own hands, in an ending you will never forget. Throughout the movie, all characters are forced to confront their own demons with respect to universal morality, dignity and justice.
Director, producer, screen writer, and researcher Pouran Derakhshandeh was born in Iran in 1951.
Director, producer, screen writer, and researcher Pouran Derakhshandeh was born in Iran in 1951. She graduated in film directing in 1975 from Advanced School of Television and Cinema in Tehran. She started her professional career by making documentary films for the Kermanshah Television and subsequently for the Tehran Television. Her motion pictures include Relationship (1986), A Little Bit Happiness (1987), Passing Through the Dust (1988), Lost Time (1989), A Love Without Frontier (1998), Candle in the Wind (2003), Wet Dream (2005) and Eternal Children (2006). She is the first woman film-maker in Iran after the 1979 Revolution.
The latest film of this talented director, “Hush! Girls don't scream” has been accepted to several festivals in different parts of the world and has earned many recognitions and awards for its originality and creativity. The Oscar Academy of Motion Pictures has also requested a copy to review.
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Cost : Free and open to the public.
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Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Program of Iranian Studies