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Prof. Shaherzad Ahmadi on the History of Iranian Cinema
September 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3iSVwZ1
Shaherzad Ahmadi is an assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Professor Ahmadi\’s talk will offer a history of Iranian cinema, beginning with the first talkie, \”The Lor Girl.\” I will examine the themes that animated Iranian cinema in the Pahlavi period as well as the transformation of the medium in the post-revolutionary period. The lecture asks, \”How did film express Iran\’s national aspirations, gender roles, and class tensions?\” \”Why did film become such an important art form in the post-revolutionary period?\” and \”How did Iranians challenge Hollywood\’s dominance in the industry?