Nahid Persson Sarvestani: Documentaries
Filmmor Women’s Film Festival

March 15 - 22, 2015

Nahid Persson Sarvestani who was born in Iran had to flee to Sweden and take asylum because of her political activity during and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution. She has been directing documentaries in Sweden since 2000 and garnered many awards including Krakow Film Festival Golden Dragon Award, Monte Carlo TV Festival Best International News Documentary Award, Sweden National Television Chrystal Award and she has been nominated International Emmy. She tells the stories about Iran, how she had to flee 30 years ago, and the hard experiences of women who survived the torture and terror in Iranian prisons with films like The Queen and I or Prostitution Behind the Veil, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2005.She continued to make films about women and she was arrested in 2006 for severely criticizing the situation of women living under the oppressing Iranian regime. With My Stolen Revolution she revealed a previously untold story about being under arrest and being tortured in Iran.

March 15

13:00 The Queen and I

March 17

19:00 My Stolen Revolution

March 18

17:00 Prostitution Behind the Veil

March 20

13:00 The Queen and I

21:00 Prostitution Behind the Veil

March 22

13:00 My Stolen Revolution

My Stolen Revolution

My Stolen Revolution

The Queen and I

The Queen and I

Prostitution Behind the Veil

Prostitution Behind the Veil

Los Caprichos

Los Caprichos

It can be seen how Goya gradually and constantly investigated all the technical possibilities of creative engraving from etching to lithography. 

The Big Country

The Big Country

When the Royal Academy of Arts offered Stephen Chambers the opportunity to produce new work for a focused exhibition in the Weston Rooms of the Main Galleries, Chambers turned to print and the possibilities it offered.

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer”

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer”

A Salon exhibition held in the Grand Palais in Paris on May 1, 1906 showcased an Ottoman painting. This was Osman Hamdi Bey’s famous “Tortoise Trainer”.