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Filmscreening and talks with the Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi
1. Juni um 18:00 – 20:00 CEST
Eine Veranstaltung um 18:00 Uhr am 21. Juni 2022
- June 1, 2022, 6 p.m., Central Linz, Landstraße 36
- June 21, 2022, 6 p.m., Kunstuniversität Linz, Domgasse 1, 4th floor, Expostmusik
The event will be held in English; the films have English subtitles.
The Department of Aesthetics and Pragmatics of Audiovisual Media in cooperation with the Oberösterreichische Gesellschaft für Kulturpolitik (gfk oö) invites you to film screenings and talks with Afghan filmmakers Sahraa Karimi and Shahrbanoo Sadat on June 1 and 21, 2022.
June 1, 2022, 6 p.m., Central Linz, Landstraße 36.
Sahraa Karimi: Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (AF/IR/FR, 2019, 86 min). Host: Angela Koch
Three Afghan women from different social backgrounds living in Kabul are faced with a major challenge. Hava, a traditional woman who is pregnant, lives with her in-laws. No one seems to care about her. Her only pleasure comes from talking to the baby in her belly. Maryam, an educated TV news reporter, is about to get a divorce from her unfaithful husband, but finds out she is pregnant. Ayesha, an 18-year-old girl, agrees to marry her cousin because she is pregnant, but the baby is from her boyfriend who disappeared upon hearing the news. Each of the women is confronted with dealing with the situation on her own for the first time.
Sahraa Karimi is a university lector, independent film director and screenwriter from Afghanistan. She belongs to second generation of Afghan refugees in Iran. When she was 17 years old, she immigrated to the Slovak Republic, where she lived until age of 28. On August 2012 she returned to Kabul, stablished her own Film Production Company Kapila Multimedia House to support Afghan independent filmmakers and artists. Sahraa Karimi has received her PhD Degree in the field of Cinema (Fiction Film Directing & Screenwriting) from Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Film and TV Faculty in Bratislava, Slovakia (FTF-VSMU).
She is the first and only woman from Afghanistan, who has a PhD degree in the field of Cinema. She is also the only Afghan filmmaker, who is an active member of Slovak Film and TV Academy. She was forces to leave Afghanistan due to the sudden and unexpected fall of Kabul and the return of the Taliban to power. Currently she is a visiting-professor at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematographia (Rome National Film School) in Rome, Italy.
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