Rakhshan Banietemad

Rakhshan Banietemad: The Hidden Cost of Violence

“An unforgettable picture of women in today’s Iran, emphasizing their indomitable determination to have a voice in politics.” —Variety

World Premiere
Jack H. Skirball Series

Iran’s most celebrated female filmmaker, Rakhshan Banietemad, screens two passionate and fascinating explorations of the impact of the recent electoral processes in her country. We Are Half of Iran’s Population (Ma Nimi Az Jameiate Iranim, 2009) shows a diverse coalition of women’s rights activists engaged in the political debate. In the world premiere of See You Tomorrow Elina! (Farda Mibinamet Elina, 2013), Banietemad returns to the kindergarten where she had enrolled her daughter, Baran—now an actress and activist who has appeared in many of Banietemad’s narrative films. The film compares the violence witnessed by Iranian kindergarten students during the Iran–Iraq War of the 1980s with that of the recent political protests following the country’s 2009 elections. 

In person: Rakhshan Banietemad

Funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Co-sponsored by the Levantine Cultural Center.

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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MON 11/18
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff