City Beat: Women without men

2010-11-15. Published in What's Going On?
by Sanna

Tonight UF Film club offers you a screening of the award-winning film Women without men, created by the renowened visual artist Shirin Neshat. The film gives you a view of Iran in 1953: the political and social dimensions as well as the beautiful countryside of the country.

Shirin Neshat is perhaps one of the most famous contemporary artist from Iran. She left her home country just before the Islamic revolution in 1979, and has for the last 15 years created provocative expressions of the political and ideological opposissions between West and the Middle East and opression of women.

In Iran 1953 the democratically elected governement is removed by a British-American coup. The film  frames the life and experiences of four women living on the countryside of Iran during those traumatic days. Based on a novel by Shahrnush Parsipur it reflects both the personal, social and political dimensions of the characters.

The Society of International Affairs, UF  Göteborg,  is the Gothenburg branch of one of the most active and well known student societies in Sweden. As a politically independent student society at Gothenburg University, The Society of International Affairs aims to be a forum for learning and discussion. The lectures and activities focus on  international politics and foreign affairs, and are open for students from various academic disciplines and countries. The film screenings are normally followed by dicsussion and free fika.

When: November 15, 17-20

Where: Sprängkullsgatan 25

Cost: The event is free for all UF members. Membership costs 50 kronor and gives you free access to all event for the rest of the year. All non-member can join at the door.

To learn more about the film and Shirin Neshat, read more here.

/ Sanna, team 2010