Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.
The first film the in the series, "Confined Spaces, Political Choices in New Films from the Middle East."
Director: Jafar Panahi
Persian with English subtitles
Taxi, also known as Taxi Tehran, is a 2015 Iranian docufiction starring and directed by Jafar Panahi. The film premiered in competition at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI Prize. In 2010, Panahi was banned from making films and travelling, so his niece Hana Saeidi, who also appears in the film, collected the award on his behalf.
Organized by Visiting Associate Professor of Comparative Literature Vangelis Calotychos and Middle East Studies.