Forugh Farrokhzad: A Journey Along the Line of Time- Film in Persian with English Subtitiles/Panel Discussion in Persian

Bilingual Lecture Series

Forugh Farrokhzad: A Journey Along the Line of Time- Film in Persian with English  Subtitiles/Panel Discussion in Persian
Sunday, March 3, 2024
3:30 PM
Webinar

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Forugh Farrokhzad: A Journey Along the Line of Time is a lyrical portrayal of the tumultuous life and works of a renowned poet, filmmaker, actor, and painter, Forugh Farrokhzad, through dramatic readings, archival footage, photos, paintings, manuscripts, interviews with scholars, critics, and poets. In addition, Farrokhzad’s poems are visually explored and interpreted through images that, in comparable ways, depict the emotional anguish of Farrokhzad’s poetic universe and artistic life. Her life was her poetry, and her poetry was her life.
Forugh Farrokhzad is considered one of the greatest Iranian women-modernist poets and filmmakers. Half a century ago, Farrokhzad made a landmark, award-winning documentary film, symbolically called it The House Is Black. Decades later, it is still relevant, beautiful, and intensely moving. Her stunning poetry stretches the boundaries of hope, love, freedom, and humanity.
She made the experience of being a woman in a patriarchal society a central issue of her poetry and fighting for women's rights at a time when all odds were against her and long before the feminist movement came along. This project is dedicated to her memory, as she lives in our hearts and remains with us through the brilliance of her work and her voice: “It is only the voice thatlives on.”

Hassan Fayyad, is an alumnus of UCLA’s film schooland a former Member of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts (Iranian Ministry of Culture and Arts), the Faculty of Fine Arts (University of Tehran), and the College of Cinema and Television (National Iranian Radio and Television). Mr. Fayyad has also taught Cinema and Theatre Arts at UCLA, Oxnard College, and PacificArt Center. He is the first Iranian Lecturer who designed and taughta course about Iranian Cinema at UCLA called “The Poetics and Politics of Iranian Cinema: Pre- and Post-Islamic Revolution.” In addition to teaching Cinema and Theatre Arts in Iranand America, he has written and translated several books andnumerous articles on arts and literature. He is currently working on his documentary trilogy: Simin Behbahani: Love at Eighty, Forugh Farrokhzad: A Journey Along the Line ofTime, Ebrahim Golestan: Of Time Bygone.

 

A panel discussion will follow the screening of the film featuring: Ms.NahidKabiri (poet,writer), Dr. Soheila Saremi (poet, author) Dr. Sahba Shayani (lecturer in Persian language at UCLA), and Dr. Mandana Zandian (poet, author).

Live stream on Zoom:

https://ucla.zoom.us/j/94371748384

(No need to register in advance, just click the link at 3:30pm on March 3 to join.)