Join Elaine Wertheim in a viewing and discussion of Persepolis by the Iranian writer and film director, Marjane Satrapi. Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe. The film traces Satrapi's growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained and then executed, and the background of the disastrous Iran/Iraq war.
We will view the 90 minute film together and then have a discussion following with light refreshments. To fully immerse yourself in the beauty and complexity of the ancient Persian culture attendees of this program are encourage to attend the September Global Beat evening program on Iran.