Feminine Breeze: Arts and Freedom in Iran - 2004
Directed by Antje Beyen
This documentary by Antje Beyen explores the lives of several prominent female Iranian artists. While living and working under the constraints of the Islamic regime, each artist uses their craft to express themselves in a way that would not be possible without their respective art forms.
Color, 37 minutes, English/Farsi
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|Afsaneh Bagheri||Martial Arts Instructor|
|Pari Saberi||Stage Director|
|Director of Photography||Antje Beyen|
|Sound Recordist||Antje Beyen|
Over 63,000 Iranian women now practice martial arts.
Many girls start karate at a young age thus assuring the next generation of female martial arts practitioners.
Afsaneh Bagheri, coach of the Women's National Team, explains how karate has become more popular amongst woman than men.
Female participation in karate and other sports has been made possible through the development of a new head scarf suited for physical activity.
A play about the life of famed Iranian poet and feminist Forough Farrokhzad.
Playwright Pari Saberi explains Farrokhzad's legacy.
Photographer Shadi Ghardirian, whose work has been shown internationally as well as in Iran, is busy at work in her studio.
Filmmaker Tahmineh Milani explains the unique perspective offered by Iranian filmmakers as result of the upheaval in their country through revolution and war.
Even the mother of modern Iranian poetry, Simin Behbahani, suffers from the occasional case of writer's block.
Journalist Asieh Amini is the editor of Etemad, a daily newspaper that has been shut down several times by the government yet continues to reappear under different names.
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