List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2012-02-20

    Screening: Pearls on the Ocean Floor

    New York Monday - February 20, 2012     07:00 PM

    Robert Adanto's "Pearls on the Ocean Floor" is a thought-provoking, feature-length documentary examining the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. This unflinching and incisive study, featuring interviews with art luminaries Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, Parastou Forouhar, Sara Rahbar and others, captures the uncertainty of this momentous time in Iran's history. Speaking with grace and honesty, these brave women express what is seldom seen in the western media: unique individual perspectives regarding issues of identity, gender, and the role that art plays in challenging the traditional stereotypes often associated with women in Iran.

    The director will be present for a post screening Q&A.
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