"Talk Radio Tehran" Screening
Monday, December 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Event hosted by: Metro NY Chapter of the USNC for UN Women
On Human Rights Day, December 10th, the Metro NY Chapter, USNC UN Women invites you to a reception and screening of Mahtab Mansour’s film “Talk Radio Tehran”. Conversation to follow with 2018 Champions of Change Azadeh Khalili and Leila Darabi.
“Iranian women are like tea, the hotter the water, the stronger we get.”
To the startling soundtrack of Tehran’s freewheeling talk radio, three narratives unfold- Zohreh, the chic Rally champion of Iran; indomitable Madam Nosrat, the city’s first woman bus driver; and courageous Sepideh and her colleagues who form the only female firefighting team in the Middle East. With passion and daring, they all defy the status quo in a country on the verge of great change. These spirited Iranian heroines hurtle through the labyrinth of gender-apartheid from dawn to dusk. Heated debate, radical questions, and ironic comedy reveal a society deeply in conflict with itself.
In the wake of this year’s protests, that included women taking off their hijabs, this film headlined on BBC Persian for International Day of Women.
For more information or tickets, visit www.unwomen-metrony.org