Talkshow: Imagine Fantastic Film Festival: The Unveiled Revolt.
Monsters, Myths and Power in Iranian genre cinema. A special Iranian theme about the way womens experiences and perspectives are portrayed in Iranian genre cinema. Tonights talk show gives the floor to four Iranian female artists who talk about their work in the diaspora and their relationship to the uprising in Iran, interspersed with fragments of their work. in English.
Nafiss Nia: poet, cultural entrepreneur and filmmaker. Her latest film 'That Afternoon' has had a very successful distribution throughout the Netherlands after rave reviews in the Dutch film press.
Dr. Zahra Khosroshahi: Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow. She is currently working on a forthcoming book 'Iranian Women Filmmakers: A Cinema of Resistance' (Edinburgh University Press, 2023). Her work also examines the role and influence of Iranian cinema on the world stage.
Tina Farifteh: filmmaker, visual artist and photographer. Her exhibition 'QOQNOOS ققنوس – You can't burn women made of fire' took place in 2023 in De Melkweg, Amsterdam. For the exhibition, Farifteh curated work by female artists from Iran and the Iranian diaspora. Her latest film project 'Kitten or Refugee', an experimental documentary about empathy for refugees, will premiere at the Dutch Film Festival in 2023.
Ghazaleh Ghobadi: professional storyteller with a scientific background. She deals with highly relevant political topics, drawing on the ancient Iranian epic poem Shahnameh and Persian folktales. Gahazaleh is one of the storytellers performing at this year's Imagine Fantastic Film Festival in collaboration with Mezrab and the Amsterdam Storytelling Festival.
The moderator is Sahar Shirzad: program maker, writer and lawyer with a specialization in human rights. She is co-founder of the Afghan Azadi movement and the Azadi collective: a collective of predominantly young people with a Kurdish, Afghan or Iranian background who want to unite in their struggle for human rights and freedom.
English talk show with film fragments. English subtitles. More information about the festival (October 25 - November 4): https://www.imaginefilmfestival.nl/
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