Filmmaker Simin Farkhondeh Coming to MIT on April 29


April 26, 2013

Meet Simin Farkhondeh, an award-winning independent filmmaker, artist, educator, and activist, on Monday, April 29th, 2013, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the act cube (Wiesner Building, E15-001, Lower Level).  This event is free and open to the public.  Contact Laura Anca Chichisan (clauraa@mit.edu) for more information.  From 1995 to 2003 she produced and directed the acclaimed monthly TV show Labor at the Crossroads.  Her films have been screened at the Whitney Biennial, Margaret Mead Film Festival, and MoMA, as well as on PBS and BBC Channel Four.  Farkhondeh’s personal work includes Caught Between Two Worlds (2007), a documentary about the Iranian Diaspora in the US, and Who Gives Kisses Freely From Her Lips (2009), a film that combines fact and fiction to discuss temporary marriage in Iran.  In addition to teaching film, video arts, and communications theory at the School of Visual Arts, Farkondeh is the Education Director at the news program Democracy Now!

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