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Middle Eastern Studies Program presents: Pearls on the Ocean Floor

060 Eggers Hall

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Film Screening of Pearls on the Ocean Floor “This is a documentary by Robert Adanto, examining the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. Pearls on the Ocean Floor challenges the media stereotypes and caricatures obscuring the vibrant and robust culture in Iran and its diaspora. Facing issues of identity, gender, and social restrictions, the artists featured in Pearls on the Ocean Floor speak with a compelling quiet reserve and a striking boldness. Their works reveals encounters between religion and secular modernity, change and tradition, contemporary life and history. These brave women know now more than ever that their voices must be heard and their people understood. Through their words and their art, the real Iran will be discovered and this important historical moment has been documented.” -Peyvand

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