Formerly Youth Square

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Date Time Venue
28/11 (Sat)   5:50pm   MOViE MOViE Cityplaza
5/12 (Sat) 7:40pm PREMIERE ELEMENTS

Mina Akbari
Iran / 2019 / 70min
In Persian with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
A veteran journalist moves into filmmaking after years of reporting. Holding a group photo taken in the 'golden age' from her news agency, she pays a visit to all her ex-colleagues while reflecting on Iran's media landscape over the years. Faced with oppression by a conservative religious regime, many in the photo were forced to leave the profession they loved.

Director's Profile
Born in 1977, Mina Akbari graduated in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Tehran, Iran. She has worked in the reformist newspaper Jame'e and many other media outlets. All of which were banned from publishing after a while by the Iranian government.

Director's Note
The film opens with a photograph of a group of 70 journalists taken about 20 years ago in Javanan Square with my journalist colleagues at“Jame'e”newspaper. Of those journalists, only six continue to work in their profession; the others,, including me, decided to leave journalism forever. Many emigrated after the 2009 unrest that followed allegedly rigged elections, a few were imprisoned, and others simply left the field. I narrate the film from my personal point of view and interview many of the journalists from the shuttered Jame’e newspaper. They speak about repression and their professional histories, referring to the difficulties and pitfalls of their careers in Iran.
Ticketing

Ticketing

Tickets will be available at screening venue and the Broadway Cinema Website from 23 October.

Ticket Price:$75 / $55*
*Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.

 

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