A DocHouse presentation. Tickets £7
Dir: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Iran – 2011 – 52 mins
Akram only discovered her talent for painting at the age of 50, expressing herself through powerful, primitive, colourful canvases. But this uneducated, Iranian grandmother, married since the age of nine, must negotiate permission from her husband to realise her dream of attending her own exhibition in Paris. Going Up The Stairs is a charming, beautifully filmed portrait of the flourishing of an unlikely artist in the least hospitable of environments, and a rare glimpse inside a very traditional Iranian marriage. Winner Sheffield Doc/Fest Award for Best Female Director View trailer
Dir. Sadaf Foroughi
Iran / 2007 / 8 mins 41
In the male dominated society of Iran, Farahnaz Shiri, the first female bus driver in Tehran, has made her own little society in her bus.
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