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Persepolis (2019/2020 CREMCYA/CSMS International Film Series)

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Persepolis (2019/2020 CREMCYA/CSMS International Film Series)

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Venue: G5, St Mary's University
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Country: Iran
Facilitator: 
Dr Fiona Cullen
Topics: 
Gender, identity, growing up, revolution, transnational migration

The Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults (CREMCYA) and the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery (CSMS) announce their 2019/20 International Film Series.

This international film series aims to raise awareness about the social, cultural, economic and political contexts in which young people live their lives around the world. Our facilitators will create an engaging platform for students, researchers, academics and practitioners to share their ideas about the issues raised in each film.

CREMCYA and CSMS welcome anyone interested in broadening their horizons through visual arts. Please save the dates for the confirmed screenings and feel free to invite people from your networks. More information about the rest of the program will be provided in due course.

The films will be screened in their original languages with English subtitles.

About the film

In 1970s Iran, a precocious and outspoken Iranian girl - Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi - grows up during the Islamic Revolution. She watches events through her young eyes and witnesses how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny. Marji refuses to remain silent at this injustice so her parents send her abroad to Vienna to protect her.

However, this change proves an equally painful trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much, and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.

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For more information about this event please contact ozlem.erden@stmarys.ac.uk.


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