Wolkaan by Bahar Noorizadeh (Canada/Iran/USA, 2015, 30 min.). A volcano spews lava that slowly crawls through the streets of Tehran. Thousands of miles away, an Iranian boy and his dad take a road trip through the American Midwest. Two seemingly unrelated journeys are juxtaposed in this rich meditation on diaspora, memory, and loss. (In Persian and English with English subtitles)
Monir by Bahman Kiarostami (Iran, 2014, 54 min.). This documentary examines the life and work of Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who first came to attention in the 1970s. The film explores how Monir became one of the most innovative and influential artists of the Middle East, from her method of constructing mirror mosaics to uncovering her past, the political changes in her own country, and her life in the New York art scene. Now back in Tehran after 30 years, Monir’s return has sparked an artistic rebirth. Now age 90, she may be at the peak of her career. (In Farsi and English with English subtitles)
Both films presented on DCP.