February 9, 2011, 7:00pm
Film Screening: "Iran: Voices of the Unheard"
Location: International House, 37th and Chestnut

Iran: Voices of the Unheard (2009), dir. Davoud Geramifard , Canada, BetaSP, 68mins, color, Farsi with English subtitles

The untold story of Iranian secularists through three fascinating characters—each from a distinct social, economic and educational background but all sharing a love for their motherland and a need for a country free from political repression and theocracy.

Part of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. The works featured during Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival help to put a human face on threats to individual freedom and dignity, and celebrate the power of the human spirit and intellect to prevail. They enable people to see human rights issues and their impact through the art of film, a medium that has the power to share individual stories of suffering and of strength across borders of all kinds. We see these films as capable of creating forums for discussion in communities across the Philadelphia Region and seek to empower everyone with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a very real difference.

Human Rights Watch, The Greenfield Intercultural Center, The Middle East Center, and the African Studies Center.