A panel discussion with:
Shahin Parhami, Director, Shahrzaad’s Tale
Golbarg Rekabtalaei, Seton Hall University
Shahrzaad’s Tale is a lyrical documentary about Shahrzaad, Kobra Amin-Sa’idi, a veteran actor, dancer, poet and Iran’s first woman filmmaker whose work is currently banned and who is now a wandering homeless woman in search of survival. This documentary is not a typical sensational report on life and situation of a Muslim/middle-eastern woman that one sees everyday in western media. It is a sincere account, a sensitively illustrated and rendered portrait of a woman artist, who despite the unfortunate turn of events and calamitous circumstances has not given up hope and still thrives on artistic and intellectual endeavours.