This sounds interesting:

Two recent documentaries by Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, “We are Half of Iran’s Population” (2009) and “Angels of the House of Sun”(2009), will be shown for the first time in the United States at Williams College. The screening will take place on Monday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Paresky Performance Space. A Q&A will follow the screening.

“We are Half of Iran’s Population” takes place shortly before the June Presidential elections in Iran. The Women Rights Activists of Iran pose their questions to presidential candidates of Iran, and three of those candidates discuss their opinions after watching the film. Current President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad was not willing to take part in the film or to respond. By the time the film was completed, three of the individuals who took part landed in prison during the post-election protests and detentions. The film provides an extraordinarily intimate glimpse into the current situation in Iran.

“Angels of the House of Sun” is about a women’s shelter in one of Tehran’s poorest neighborhoods, where women gather a few hours a day to respite from daily abuse and tragic problems of poverty and drugs.

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