Free event. More details to be announced soon.

Following the death in police custody of 22-year-old Iranian citizen Mahsa Amini, women, young people, and artists have taken to the streets in protest. As the Film Center celebrates the return of the Festival of Films from Iran, join us in this free virtual conversation about how the ongoing rebellion may be documented, how it will inevitably impact storytellers and shape stories to come, and how art and activism are intersecting across the country as protesters fight for civil rights. More details will be announced soon.

Festival of Films from IranThe festival endures as a showcase that has brought the innovation, resilience, and humanism of one of the world’s great national cinemas to Chicago audiences over three decades. Now, more than ever, the voices of Iranian artists need to be heard in exploring our shared humanity through history, compassion, comedy, and love. Whether you are a longtime supporter or completely new to Iranian cinema, please join us in discovery! View full festival here.

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