POSTPONED—Film Screening & Discussion: I Am Trying to Remember

Pegah Ahangarani
Thu November 10th 2022, 10:00 - 11:00am
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Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
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Join us for a screening of Pegah Ahangarani’s short film I Am Trying to Remember and a discussion with the award-winning actress and filmmaker. RSVP to receive the Zoom information. Film will be screened during the event.

About the Film: 
“Why have they erased you?” He said: “Maybe they are scared.” I said: “Whoever is scared, should erase themselves.” He said: “In that case, the faces of the living would all be gone and only the dead would remain.”

In this powerful short documentary, Pegah Ahangarani looks through old photographs, videos, and vivid recollections to summon a fragmented memory of a once-beloved family friend, the Iranian Revolution, and the ghosts it left behind.

Pegah Ahangarani is an Iranian actress, film director and musician. She has made nine documentaries and acted in more than 40 feature films. Her movies have been shown in many festivals, including Berlinale, Toronto Film Festival, and Venice Film Festival. She has received many prizes in different festivals including Best Actress from the Cairo Film Festival, Best Actress from the Locarno Film Festival, Best Director from the Cinema Verité IFF, and Best Director from the Isfahan International Film Festival. 

The film is in Persian with English subtitles, discussion will be in English. 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 November 1, 2022.

Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts