Persian Film Club: Meeting filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

Meeting ID: 942 2534 7226

Initiated in 2020, Persian Film Club presents Persian-language documentaries subtitled in English on a monthly basis throughout the long semesters. The UT students, staff, and faculty will have access to the streaming link of a documentary for at least a week followed by an online meeting with faculty members from the Persian program to discuss the film in English and Persian. The titles chosen for Fall 2021 revolve around the topic of Afghanistan and Afghanistani refugees.

Our first film of the semester is the critically acclaimed Sonita, made by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami in 2015. This film is about a teenage Afghan refugee in Iran who uses rap music as a way to escape the traditionally limiting roles of women in Afghanistan after her family tries to sell her into marriage.

All UT students, faculty, and staff can watch this film via this link: Join us on October 6th for a Q&A with filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami!

Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami studied Filmmaking (BA) and Animation (MA) at the University of Art in Tehran. Her research on animated documentary resulted a book: “Animated Documentary, a New Way to Express”. Her documentary SONITA won the Grand Jury Prix and Audience Award from Sundance Film Festival 2016. Rokhsareh's main focus in her documentaries is people who live in the margin of society.


Sponsored by: the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of Middle Eastern Studies

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Academics, Arts & Humanities, World & Culture, Social Justice


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