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Ackland Film Forum: Women Without Men

12 November 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ackland Film Forum: Recent Films by Arab Women Filmmakers
Tuesdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19 | 7 PM at the Varsity Theatre

November 12, 2019: Women Without Men

Dir. Shirin Neshat, Iran, 2009

Introductory Remarks by Ehsan Sheikholharam (Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill)


Made in collaboration with her partner, filmmaker Shoja Azari, Neshat’s Women Without Men is an adaptation of the novel by Shahrnush Parsipur, a book banned in Iran by the censors of the Islamic Republic. Both novel and film recount the journeys of four single women of varying age and social status who wind up meeting in a garden outside of Tehran during the summer of 1953–the eve of the coup d’etat that ousted Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh and restored the Shah to power.



$7; Free with UNC One Card

Tickets available at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.



The Ackland Film Forum’s Fall 2019 series Recent Films by Arab Women Filmmakers is organized by the UNC Department of Asian Studies, the UNC Global Cinema Studies program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and the Ackland Art Museum. The series is presented in connection with the Ackland’s current exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World (on view through December 1, 2019). The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


12 November 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Varsity Theatre
123 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
(919) 967-8665