Shabnam Tolouei is an Iranian actress, director and playwright. She studied filmmaking in Iran at Bagh-Ferdos Film School and has a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Université Paris X, Nanterre, France. She has been writing short stories for cultural magazines since 1990, acting on stage since 1993, and writing plays since 1994. Forbidden from working in Iran by the government due to her religion, she moved to Paris and continues her work as an actress and director.
Dust-Flower-Flame is a documentary film about the Iranian poet and theologian Tahirih Qurratul Ayn, considered one of the most important figures of the feminist movements in 19th century in Iran.
Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts
Film screening and discussion in Farsi
Free and open to the public