This Sunday, October 14 at 5:30pm, the 2nd edition of the Iranian Film Festival Australia at Melbourne’s Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will host a program of three documentaries under the umbrella title, Being Persian.
In Plastic Flowers Never Die (2008, 34m), director Roxanne Varzi speaks to cultural leaders about the effects of war, whilst filmmaker Jocelynne Saab’s 1980 film L’Utopie en Marche (Utopia in the Making) has been restored and will be presented in English. The feature-length final film is Faces, from Montréal-based Shahin Parhami, and is described by the program note as “a complex and cohesive essay film on Orientalism.”
The screenings will be followed by a moderated discussion. Click through here for more details and ticketing information.
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