Source: Tehran Times
Four Iranian female cineastes arrived in New York on Wednesday to attend the Global Women's Cinema Conference, which kicks off today at the Humanities Institute of the Stony Brook University.
Iranian actress and director Niki Karimi
The cineastes are actress-cum-director Niki Karimi, producer Fereshteh Taerpur, director Negar Azarbaijani and actress Ghazal Shakeri, the university, which is the organizer of the three-day conference, has announced.
Azarbayjani's movie on the transgender issue "Facing Mirrors" is scheduled to be screened today during the conference.
The film screening will be followed by a question and answer panel, which will be attended by Azarbaijani, its producer Taerpur and actress Shakeri.
Chinese "Trap Street" by Vivian Qu will go on screen on the second day, and Niki Karimi's "Final Whistle" will be screened on the last day of the conference.
The conference has been organized to investigate the aesthetics and economics of women's cinema, focusing on the ways this cinema engages contemporary scenarios of global change.
Distinguished film scholars Richard Allen from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Jane Gaines from School of the Arts of the Columbia University, along with Debra Zimmerman, director of the international distribution company of "Women Make Movies" will deliver lectures at the conference.
Other participants are coming from Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Korea, Turkey and the United States.
Film screenings, with a colloquium with the film directors, will be held each evening in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater:
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