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MEI Film Festival Presents 'Ziba'



Oct 17

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Ambrose University Galvin Fine Arts Center

An Iranian film by Bani Khoshnoudi (in Farsi with English subtitles).

Cost: Free and open to the public.


Ryan Dye 563-333-6210

More info: Beyond War and Politics and Religion (River Cities' Reader)

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Through the character of Ziba, an upper-class housewife in today's Tehran, we experience the asphyxiation lived on a daily basis by Iranians today. Unable to relate to her environment, Ziba leads an alienated life, caught in the repetitive motions of the everyday and unable to express to those around her what is wrong. One long summer day, Ziba finds herself in an unexpected situation in the company of people unknown to her, confronted with her own choices and indecisions.

About the Festival

The Middle East Institute Film Festival features the best in contemporary filmmaking from the Middle East, bringing a bit of the region's artistic perspective to the Quad Cities. The six-day festival will take place at the Rozz Tox in Rock Island, the Figge Museum of Art in Davenport, and the St. Ambrose Galvin Fine Arts Center. Events include commentary by film festival curator Ghen Zando-Dennis.

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