And, Towards Happy Alleys

Thursday, April 18, 2024

NYC Premiere!

Followed by a Q&A with director Sreemoyee Singh moderated by Thom Powers on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.!

Fascinated by Iran’s film culture and the poetic works of the feminist poet Forough Farrokhzad, Indian filmmaker Sreemoyee Singh sets out in search of the protagonists of Iranian cinema. The numerous interviews she conducts over a period of six years with filmmakers Jafar Panahi, Mohammad Shirvani and human rights activist Nasrin Sotudeh, among others, show the precarious situation in which critics of the regime find themselves, including the constant threat of imprisonment and being banned from practising their profession. With a keen eye for unusual situations, she documents the effect of the Islamic Republic’s strict and omnipresent censorship on the daily lives of Iranian women whose uncompromising struggle has put them at the forefront of the protests that are currently rocking the country.

AND, TOWARDS HAPPY ALLEYS is a passionate declaration of love for the cinema and poetry of Iran which also provides a frank view of daily life, and bears witness to a fearless generation raising its voice and implacably demanding its civil liberties.

Co-presented by Pure Nonfiction and Bitchitra Collective

  • Country India, Iran
  • Language Farsi with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 75 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Pure Nonfiction
  • Director Sreemoyee Singh
  • Cast Mina Mohammad Khani, Aida Mohammad Khani, Jafar Panahi
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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