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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Join us on May 20th for SEPIDEH *CHICAGO FILM PREMIERE!


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SEPIDEH
*CHICAGO PREMIERE!
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
Reception & Cash Bar 5:30 PM
Film Screening 6:30 PM


Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who dares to dream—of a future as an astronaut. At night, she stares up at the universe. At home, full of hope and longing, she watches recordings of the first female Iranian in space Anousheh Ansari. When her father died suddenly six years earlier, Sepideh discovered that she could feel closer to him by watching the stars—and so her dream was born. But not everyone appreciates her boundless ambition. After all, becoming an astronaut is not exactly a normal goal for a girl in Iran. Her mother and uncle are worried about the emancipated young woman. She doesn't want to learn to cook, hardly ever visits her family, and doesn't seem to be thinking about marriage at all. As we follow Sepideh, it becomes clear just how at odds her dreams are with her current reality and the expectations of those around her.
Panel discussion to follow with Faraz Sanei, Iran Researcher for Human Rights Watch and Hamid Naficy, scholar on cinema and television in the Middle East and Professor at Northwestern University. The panel will be moderated by Narimon Safavi, HRW Chicago Committee Member, entrepreneur and contributor for the radio program Worldview on WBEZ. Visit http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/sepideh

Screening:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Reception & Cash Bar 5:30 PM
Film Begins at 6:30PM
Panel discussion to follow

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street, Chicago IL
Tickets:
$11 General Admission
$7 Student Admission
Click here to purchase tickets


Community Partners:

(Adler Planetarium, Pasfarda Arts & Culture Exchange, Chicago Astronomical Society & Women For Action)

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