Jan. 9, 2020, 5:22 a.m.

Pelan #38: Fading Portraits

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  • Director: Ali Shilandari
  • Screening: Jan. 17, 2020, 7 p.m.
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  • SFU Harbour Centre - Room 2270
  • Run time: 75

A rare insight into a society where the government plays a pivotal role in artists’ lives and control the fate of their work. The predicament that artists in such societies face is that when the artist’s voice is not heard, it as if the artist does not even exist. Iran is one such society, and Maryam Zandi is one such artist. A renowned documentarian and photographer, Zandi is attempting to publish her photos of the 1979 Revolution and is faced with a dilemma: To give in to the Ministry of Culture & Islamic Guidance’s demand to omit several photos, or to maintain her persistence that historical events cannot be censored.

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