CHICAGO FILMMAKERS PRESENTS
Saturday, September 20 -- 8:00pm Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)
Iran, Veiled Appearances
Co-Presented by Chicago Media Action
The award-winning Iran, Veiled Appearances (2002, 90 mins., video), by Thierry Michel, "is a compelling and insightful documentary about contemporary Iran, 23 years after the Islamic Revolution. Defying and clarifying the concept of Iran that is presented by U.S. media and politicians, filmmaker Thierry Michel gained extraordinary access to both Iran's paramilitary religious sects, and to the increasingly modernized youth, who express their desire for a more open society and challenge the wisdom of their parents who fought for - and continue to embrace - the ideals of the Islamic Revolution." Iran, Veiled Appearances is remarkable in its ability to combine a sympathetic portrayal of its subjects while maintaining a gently critical eye. Director Michel's evenhanded approach allows for a fascinating and complex portrait of a country in transition.
Admission is $7
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