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Summer Human Rights Film Program: Going Up the Stairs
July 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Going Up the Stairs
(52 minutes / Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami)
Akram is an illiterate, fifty-year-old Iranian woman who became a painter unexpectedly when her young grandson asked her to work on a drawing. That simple moment tapped into an explosion of powerful, primitive and colorful paintings, which she hid from disapproving eyes. When invited to exhibit in Paris, she is at the mercy of her conservative husband: Will he let her go showcase her raw talent or give in to his sense of tradition and keep her home? This film was screened at the 2012 United Nations Association Film Festival.
About the Program
Going Up the Stairs is a part of the Camera As Witness: Reflections on Art Through Documentary Filmmaking Summer Human Rights Program, which is moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF.