Iranica Conference 2017
Mirrors of Iran: cinematic reflections and refractions
The 2017 Iranica Conference will present a cross-disciplinary discourse on the presence and impact of Iranian cinema across the globe.
Speakers include Associate Professor Negar Mottahedeh from Duke University in the United States and other experts in Iranian cinema: Dr Amin Palangi, director of the Persian International Film Festival; Dr Michelle Langford from the University of New South Wales; Dr Rosa Holman from Deakin University; Dr Gay Breyley from Monash University; and Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd, Art Gallery of NSW film program producer.
The program includes a special screening of the feature-length documentary 76 minutes and 15 seconds with Abbas Kiarostami and Kiarostami’s final film, a 16mm short entitled Take me home. There will also be a live ensemble performance of Persian classical music.
This conference is produced in partnership with the Association of Iranica in Australasia Incorporated, a non-profit, non-partisan and non-religious organisation promoting Iranian cultural heritage, and the Persian International Film Festival.
Image: Still from 76 minutes and 15 seconds with Abbas Kiarostami