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Woman Life Freedom Edinburgh Screening
Join us for a screening event to raise awareness about the ongoing uprising in Iran and celebrate a life lost too soon to injustice and discrimination.
16.09.23. 6.45–9.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
A year on since the death of Jina Mahsa Amini who died in police custody after being arrested by Iran’s “morality police” for failing to properly cover her hair. Woman Life Freedom Edinburgh have organised a screening event to raise awareness about the ongoing uprising in Iran and celebrate a life lost too soon to injustice and discrimination.
This event has been programmed to coincide with posters being on display around Edinburgh from Artists for Woman Life Freedom in collaboration with Jack Arts.
First film will start at 7.15pm.
I am Trying to Remember by Pegah Ahangarani
There will be a discussion from 9-9.30pm with Professor Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Personal Chair of Cinema and Iran at the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and filmmaker Pegah Ahangarani and then a night march from 9.45pm.
Artists for Women Life Freedom supports the creation and display of public artworks in collaboration with museums and institutions, to raise awareness of the courageous Iranians battling for their basic human rights against the crimes of the Islamic Republic. Visual art has become a powerful tool in the hands of grassroot activists, whose protest art has painted countless streets around the world with defiance since the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini. Their campaign contributes to the striking images of dissent and resistance by occupying billboards and poster plinths across the UK and internationally in collaboration with public art institutions. The posters include the slogan of the campaign “Woman, Life, Freedom زن ، آزادی ، زندگی” with the impactful artworks of four Iranian artists: Hadi Falapishi, Koushna Navabi, Anahita Razmi and Abbas Zahedi.
Find out more about Artists for Women Life Freedom