Screening Dates
In Person: Mania Akbari

This shorts program introduces a curated selection of fiction films made by Iranian women predominantly based within Iran. Set against the backdrop of Iran’s deeply patriarchal society, these films serve as a much-needed disruption. At the heart of the program, two interwoven themes emerge: the experiences of women and children. From the delicate and fragmented recollections of childhood memories, to depictions of women within diverse power dynamics, this collection beckons viewers to engage with emotions often overlooked in the tapestry of everyday Iranian life. —Pegah Pasalar & Sadaf Sadri

Hosted by Iranian filmmaker, artist, and curator Mania Akbari. Post-screening Q&A via Zoom with filmmakers Sepide Berenji (Raya) and Asma Ebrahimzadegan (The Region).

Curated by Pegah Pasalar and Sadaf Sadri in collaboration with Cryptofiction, an international art platform founded by Akbari.

Films in Farsi with English subtitles.

The Zoo
باغ وحش
Iran 2022
Nafiseh Zare
17 min. DCP

Iran 2021
Payvand Eghtesadi
10 min. DCP

Iran 2020
Sepide Berenji
14 min. DCP

The Region
Iran 2021
Asma Ebrahimzadegan
23 min. DCP

Iran, Second Day
ایران روز دوم
Iran 2021
Kiana Montajabi
15 min. DCP

Iran 2022
Samaneh Yadollahi
15 min. DCP