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Summer Human Rights Film Program: Going Up the Stairs

July 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film Description

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.

Details

Date:
July 30, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Camera As Witness: Reflections on Art Through Documentary Filmmaking Summer Human Rights Program

Venue

CERAS Building (Room 101)
520 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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