Film Screening: Alborz, We Climb Mountains

Maryam Sepehri
Tue October 24th 2023, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Event Sponsor
Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
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In person at Stanford (RSVP for location)

Join us for a film screening of Alborz, We Climb Mountains and discussion with filmmaker Maryam Sepehri. Film is in Persian with English subtitles. Discussion will be in Persian.

Alborz, We Climb Mountains (2023, 84 mins.), tells the story of the school during many tumultuous years in Iran’s modern history, from the perspectives of its graduates, teachers, and voices from archival recordings; it tells it with humor, fondness, and nostalgia for a bygone era. It exemplifies what has been lost in the years since the 1979 Revolution and why today so many among the bright and promising young Iranians sound critical of current policies and administrative mishandling of one of their country's once top educational institutions.  Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Maryam Sepehri

Maryam Sepehri is an award-winning, Iranian-American documentary filmmaker. Starting out earning a medical degree, she then worked in a medical lab where she quickly realized her heart was in filmmaking and took it upon herself to educate herself in her true vocation.

After achieving a B.A. in filmmaking and an M.A. in photography she pursued documentary filmmaking, focusing on human expression and learning. She has made several well-received documentaries, winning a number of prestigious awards as well as having a number of short stories published in a book titled Sounds From Beneath The Wall.

Her latest documentary Alborz, We Climb Mountains is about an American Presbyterian missionary institution in Tehran.

If you need a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact us at iranianstudies [at] (iranianstudies[at]stanford[dot]edu).  Requests should be made by October 16, 2023.