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Block Cinema: A Moon for My Father (2019) with filmmaker Mania Akbari in person

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM CT

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, Auditorium, 40 Arts Circle Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students


Contact: Block Museum of Art   (847) 491-4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Co-Sponsor: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Fine Arts, Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement, Women 150


A Moon For My Father
(Mania Akbari, 2019, UK/Iran/Germany, DCP, 85 min)

At age 30, Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. A Moon For My Father, an epistolary essay film made in collaboration with her partner, the British sculptor Douglas White, positions Akbari’s illness within layers of personal and national history. Rich in texture and astonishingly intimate, Akbari’s film presents memory as a poetic, embodied experience. Filmmaker Mania Akbari will participate in a Q&A with Northwestern professor of Screen Cultures Hamid Naficy after the screening.

In person: filmmaker Mania Akbari

Co-presented by Block Cinema with the Iranian American Fund for Cultural Programming and the Middle East and North African Studies program at Northwestern.

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