"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 Mansourâ€™s film â€œTalk Radio Tehranâ€. Conversation to follow with 2018 Champions of Change Azadeh Khalili and Leila Darabi.
â€œIranian women are like tea, the hotter the water, the stronger we get.â€
To the startling soundtrack of Tehranâ€™s freewheeling talk radio, three narratives unfold- Zohreh, the chic Rally champion of Iran; indomitable Madam Nosrat, the cityâ€™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 yearâ€™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