Screening of Persepolis. Thursday 27th Feb @5pm.

20 Feb 2020

You are cordially invited to a screening of Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi, Iran, 2007, 96 min) that will be held in the Film and Screen Media Auditorium, Kane Building on Thursday, 27 February at 5 p.m.

This is the first of a series of screenings of the Film Forum for Diversity in Storytelling, which is open to the whole UCC community. Please feel free to attend all or just some of the screenings – all are welcome.

Film Forum for Diversity in Storytelling ­is an open-call monthly event organized by MSCA Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Rahat Imran, at the Department of Film and Screen Media, UCC.

The Film Forum is part Dr. Imran’s research project entitled Locating the Storyteller: Muslim Women’s Auto/Biographical Cinema from the Islamic World.


The monthly Film Forum for Diversity in Storytelling invites broad academic engagement to establish a vibrant hub for exchange of ideas on issue-oriented global cinemas, and to create an informal space for critical thinking and discussion on historical, contemporary, and topical issues represented through cinematic storytelling.

With a focus on diversity, the Forum, held monthly during term time, will screen issue-oriented films that represent world cinemas and developing trends in filmmaking, followed by open discussion with the audience. All UCC faculty members and students are welcome to propose a film screening (from all genres) on a topic of their choice that focuses on issues of local or global significance. Proposals to screen films with an emphasis on the cinematic expression of marginalized voices, stories, and issues relating to gender and human rights are particularly encouraged.

Faculty members and students are invited to propose a screening to the convener at:


The Film Forum for Diversity in Storytelling aims to:

*Be gender-inclusive in the choice of topics and proposed film screenings

*Be open to interdisciplinary approaches in the critical evaluation of cinematic expressions

*Promote the spirit of academic and filmic activism – both social and scholarly

*Focus on bringing attention to issues of social justice and social change through cinema, and build platforms for cross-cultural and cross-class communication and solidarity through issue-oriented film screenings

*Focus on awareness and consciousness-raising, learning, and education beyond the academic parameters of Film Studies

*Be particularly focused on encouraging and highlighting minority issues and voices from all under-represented segments and communities

*Be considerate of cultural, gender, and religious sensitivity and constraints during discussion and Q&A sessions


Event: Thursday, 27 February 2020

Time: 5.00–7.00 pm

Venue: Film and Screen Media Auditorium, Kane Building B10B (Basement)

Theme: Women’s Storytelling through Cinema/Film

Screening: Persepolis. Marjane Satrapi. Iran. 2007. 96 min (animation/feature/biography) 

(French/Persian/English Subtitles)

Storyline: In 1970s Iran, Marjane ‘Marji’ Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah’s defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first-hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (From: IMDb)

Department of Film and Screen Media

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