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

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

Following the opening of his studio, “El Chark Societe Photographic,” on Beyoğlu’s Postacılar Caddesi in 1857, the Levantine-descent Pascal Sébah moves to yet another studio next to the Russian Embassy in 1860 with a Frenchman named A. Laroche, who, apart from having worked in Paris previously, is also quite familiar with photographic techniques.

Giacometti’s Final Works

Giacometti’s Final Works

Giacometti was selected for three important retrospectives at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery in London and the Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, all of which were a great success. 

Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul: Mario Prassinos

Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul: Mario Prassinos

Mario Prassinos liked Istanbul more than the current Istanbulites of today. It is obvious that you can understand this from the article written by her daughter Catherine Prassinos in the Pera Museum's book on the artist.