Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami / Iran / 2011 / 52mins
Thursday 18th October, 2012 at 8:30pm
The Lexi Cinema
194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3JU
''The film is truly a masterpiece' - Vox Magazine
Akram only discovered her talent for painting at the age of 50, expressing herself through powerful, primitive, colourful canvases. But this uneducated, Iranian grandmother, married since the age of nine, must negotiate permission from her husband to realise her dream of attending her own exhibition in Paris. A warm and revealing portrait of an unlikely artist and a traditional Iranian marriage.
Dir. Sadaf Foroughi
Iran / 2007 / 8 mins 41
In the male dominated society of Iran, Farahnaz Shiri, the first female bus driver in Tehran, has made her own little society in her bus.
Winner Sheffield Doc/Fest Award for Best Female Director