SSHRC postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Zahra Khosroshahi will give a talk, "A Cinema of Resistance: Iranian Women Filmmakers"
In this talk, Zahra Khosroshahi discusses her current research project on Iranian women filmmakers as voices of resistance and dissent. Her talk looks at how women’s filmmaking in Iran confronts gender and representation, challenges the male gaze, and speaks from a position of agency. She explores how women filmmakers have not only influenced Iranian cinema, but contributed to the wider discourse of political resistance in Iran, and globally. The first part of the talk offers an overview of Zahra’s research, before looking in more detail at case studies on the themes of bodies, veiling and the monstrous in the works of Forough Farrokhzad, Rakhshan Banietemad, Shirin Neshat and Ana Lily Amirpour.