Simin Farkhondeh / Bestow Media Literacy, Expose, Inspire Change
Presented by MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)
April 29, 2013
Independent filmmaker, artist, educator, and activist
Bestow Media Literacy, Expose, Inspire Change
Simin Farkhondeh is an award winning filmmaker, artist, educator, and activist. From 1995 to 2003 she produced and directed the acclaimed monthly TV show Labor at the Crossroads. Her films have been screened at the Whitney Biennial, Margaret Mead Film Festival, and MoMA, as well as on PBS and BBC Channel Four. Farkhondeh's personal work includes Caught Between Two Worlds (2007), a documentary about the Iranian Diaspora in the US, and Who Gives Kisses Freely From Her Lips (2009), a film that combines fact and fiction to discuss temporary marriage in Iran. In addition to teaching film, video arts, and communications theory at the School of Visual Arts, Farkondeh is the Education Director at the news program Democracy Now!
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Cinematic Migrations is a two-year collaborative research and production project initiated by Renée Green (Free Agent Media) and is co-hosted by the MIT Visiting Artists Program and ACT. The work of filmmaker John Akomfrah and producer Lina Gopaul (Smoking Dogs Films, and founding members of the seminal UK-based Black Audio Film Collective) is a focal point in our investigation of the theme.
image: Knut Åsdam, Abyss, 2010. Film; 35mm to HD, 43 minutes.