Please join us for a screening of About 111 Girls (Iran, 2012) directed by Nahid Ghobadi and Bijan Zamanpira. Pizza and soft drinks will be available at 6:15pm. The film will start at 6:30pm.

This event is co-sponsored by the Outreach Program at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Watch the Trailer here:

About 111 Girls:

A government official, carrying a message from Iran’s president, travels across Iranian Kurdistan with his driver and a young guide on a mission to stop 111 young Kurdish women from committing suicide in protest against conditions that have left them spinsters. Racing against the clock, they travel into territory simmering with resentment at official neglect and the hardship it has sown among a proud people. Against a dramatically colorful physical and human landscape, wistful longing mingles with dreamlike desire and absurdist humor as the three travelers meander helplessly in a land riddled with contradictions.

About the Directors:

Nahid Ghobadiwas born in Baneh, Iran in 1964. She studied librarianship at Tehran University and film at Columbia College Hollywood, is a published poet and has directed nine short films and documentaries. About 111 Girls is her first feature film.

Bijan Zamanpira was born in Sanandaj, Iran in 1965. He studied Persian language and literature at Payame Noor University in Tehran and has directed eleven short films and documentaries. About 111 Girls is his first feature film.