Welcome to Iran: A Video Project
5th Avenue Cinema
5th & Hall
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Portland State Library presents a video project, Welcome to Iran, as part of of the September Project 2009 at the 5th Avenue Cinema, Friday, October 16, at 7 pm. A chat with filmmaker, Art Wright, will follow the screening.
Welcome to Iran is a video project by Art Wright, which explores Persian history by visiting sites both ancient and contemporary. It was taken during a trip with a group made up mostly of Oregonians to Iran in November 2008. Not quite a travelogue, not a slide show, it mixes digital stills and moving images in an attempt to explain the attitude of today's Iran. While not overtly political, (in fact discussions of contemporary issues were discouraged while in Iran, it nevertheless touches on issues now made relevant by the recent events in Iran.
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