23rd Social Justice Colloquium: Keynote by Rakhshan Banietemad
Mrs. Rakhshan Banietemad is an internationally acclaimed film director who has been called the “First lady of Iranian cinema” for three decades. Mrs. Rakhshan Banietemad has sketched the most striking portraits of life, specifically; women’s life in Iran- seen mostly through the eyes of the least privileged and unheard. Her oeuvre is brave in its study of human resistance under the ever-challenging social condition. Banietemad’s documentaries shed light on pressing issues in Iran, such as women’s prisons, AIDS, addiction, and poverty.
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