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[Past Event] Iranian Cinema: A Doorway to a Nation | Ryan Ranch

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Course Description:

To better understand this complex, isolated nation, immerse yourself in Iranian cinema flourishing amidst heavy censorship. Experience the seamless blend of documentary and fiction in Abbas Kiarostami's "Ten". Explore Asghar Farhadi's Oscar-winning "Separation" which examines interpersonal relationships within broader societal issues. Contemplate Mohammad Rasoulof's thought-provoking cinematic masterpiece "There Is No Evil," revealing profound moral dilemmas faced by individuals living under oppressive systems. Discover Ms. Rakhshān Banietemad's exploration of family dynamics and socio-economic struggles in "Under the Skin of the City." You'll gain a deeper understanding of Iran through these films as well as discussion and critical analysis.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Mondays, Oct. 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13 *1:30 - 4:30 pm* (4 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. Seats are limited.


Ava Homa is an award-winning author, journalist, and activist. Her words have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Guardian, BBC, Literary Hub, and more. Her debut novel, Daughters of Smoke and Fire, won the 2020 Silver Nautilus Award for fiction and was shortlisted for the 2022 William Saroyan Writing Prize.