Monday, March 4, 2013

Opening Film

2011, 102 min, Negar Azarbayjani, Iran
Delhi premiere

5 March 2013
IIC Main Auditorium

6:00 pm

We are delighted to present the much acclaimed FACING MIRRORS, the sparkling debut feature of Negar Azarbayjani. Screened at 78 festivals across the world, it is the first feature film from Iran that has a transgender main character. What is truly special is not the novelty of the idea but the warmth and sensitivity of the treatment.

Set in contemporary Iran, the film is a story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops despite social norms and religious beliefs. Rana is a traditional housewife who is forced to drive a cab to clear a debt. One day by chance, she picks up Eddie who is desperately awaiting a passport to leave the country. At first Rana tries to help but when she realizes the truth about Eddie, she is confused.

To be followed by a discussion with Fereshteh Taerpour —the film’s producer, co writer, executive producer and production designer. Fereshteh is a leading Iranian film producer and has contributed immensely to children’s films and literature. She has served on the jury of many film festivals including the International Children’s Film Festival in Hyderabad.

IAWRT Seminar on
5 March 2013

IIC Conference Room II
10:00 am - 05:30 pm

The Seminar will look at the journey of the people of South Asia for self-expression through Community Radio.  Community Radio practitioners, activists and legal experts from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan will speak about their respective country's experiences and the obstacles they are facing even today both from the governments and commercial interests.

The Seminar will be an occasion for grassroots level programmers and those involved in campaigning for policy level changes to come together and understand whether communities really have a say in running their radio stations.

Click here for seminar schedule