DUST-FLOWER-FLAME / the life of Tahirih Qurratu’l-ain

Poster.Dust-Flower-Flame DUST-FLOWER-FLAME / the life of Tahirih Qurratu’l-ain

Information about film screening

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 Dust- Flower- Flame:
“Dust-Flower-Flame” is a documentary film about the life of  Tahirih Qurratu’l-ain, a woman of letters, the effect of whose presence on the women’s equality movement in 19th century Iran has continued up until today.
Ever since the Islamic Revolution, it has been forbidden to write or  talk about Qorratol-eyn.  Even her name, or pages and chapters about  her, have been removed in later editions of historical and literary  books published in Iran.  Instead, many state-sponsored books have  been published, in numerous copies, to tarnish her character as an  apostate and even a prostitute.  Qorratol-eyn was ultimately  strangled to death secretly at night by the approval of  Naseroddin  Shah.

Shabnam Tolouei, is an actress, writer, and director, who graduated  in Film Directing from the Bagh-e-Ferdous Film School in Tehran, and  in Theatre Studies from Université Paris Ouest Nanterre. Having  received numerous awards for her acting, directing, and writing, and  after ten years of continuous work in visual and performing arts, she was deprived of all kinds of activities in the field of art in  Iran because of her religious beliefs.  She currently lives and works in France.

The film will screen in Persian and have English subtitles”.

The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the director Shabman Tolouei.

Language: Persian with English subtitles.

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more links:

The Book of Poems of Fatemeh Zarin Taj ~ Tahirih Qurratu’l-’Ayn (Persian Edition) (Persian) Paperback – August 1, 2011

The Woman Who Read Too Much by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani review – a haunting, complex portrait

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