Nobody Knows About Persian Cats Film Screening

Wednesday, October 6 - 9:00 am
Humanities Building, Room 587

By award winning director Bahman Ghobadi, winner of The un certain regard special jury prize at the Cannes film festival. Co-written by imprisoned Iranian American journalist Roxana Saberi. The film is an indictment Of cultural repression in Iran’s exciting underground Music scene. A powerful cinematic foreshadowing Of current protest movements, and a Celebration of an entire generation of Iranians striving Towards personal and creative freedom. Shot in secret and featuring extraordinary performances By real underground bands. Film follows A pair of young musicians recently released from Prison, on a mission to take their rock band to Europe. Forbidden by authorities to play in Iran, they Plan their escape abroad with a fast-talking music Promoter. Vowing to play one last show before leaving Tehran, their dangerous mission takes them on a Free-wheeling journey through the city’s vibrant and Diverse underground scene, home to an estimated 2,000 illegal independent bands. Refreshments will be served!

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Persian Studies