Event: Shirin Barghnavard, November 13, 2017, silent green

Screening and discussion

On November 13 at 7:30 pm, we will be holding a film evening in silent green together with Shirin Barghnavard, the second scholarship holder of the Harun Farocki Residency. We will be showing her film PROFESSION: DOCUMENTARIST (2014, 80 min), which was produced together with six other female Iranian filmmakers. This will be followed by a discussion between Shirin Barghnavard and Constanze Ruhm.

Location: Cupola
silent green Kulturquartier
Gerichtstr. 35
13347 Berlin
The event will be held in English.
Admission is free.

PROFESSION: DOCUMENTARIST
Shirin Barghnavard, Firouzeh Khosrovani, Farahnaz Sharifi, Mina Keshavarz, Sepideh Abtahi, Sahar Salahshoor and Nahid Rezaei
Iran 2014
Farsi with English subtitles
80 min.

Constanze Ruhm is Professor of Art and Digital Media at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her productions include and intersect the fields of installation, film / video, text / publications, curatorial projects and websites. Her work focuses on contemporary forms of an art practice established around the relation of cinema and New Media with an emphasis on notions of identity, representation and (feminist) film theory.

The biography of Shirn Barghnavard is available on a previous post here.

The Harun Farocki Residency is sponsored by Goethe-Institut.

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