SOAS University of London

Centre for Iranian Studies

Monthly Film Screening: KICK IN IRAN


Date: 25 October 2012Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 25 October 2012Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film

Dir Fatima Abdollahyan (2010), 82 mins. She is the first Iranian woman to ever qualify for the Olympic Games. The qualification is not only a big success for the young Taekwondo fighter Sara Khoshjamal-Fekri and her coach Maryam Azarmehr. It represents a big step for all women in the Islamic Republic of Iran who want equal rights and more freedom in their country. In a male dominated society based on a rigid interpretation of Islamic laws, a professional female athlete like Sara constantly stretches the limits. Followed by a Q&A with the director, Fatima Abdollahyan, and Fari Bradley, Iranian arts broadcaster. Chaired by Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad, SOAS.

Tickets: £5 non-students; £3 for students To purchase tickets please visit the SOAS Online Store.

Organiser: Centre for Iranian Studies

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