Shahrzaad’s Tale

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.

Event Information


Thursday, September 28th, 2017

5:00 – 7:00 pm


Richard Ettinghausen Library
Kevorkian Centre
50 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012


Shahin Parhami, Director, Shahrzaad’s Tale

Golbarg Rekabtalaei, Seton Hall University