Director: Malek Shafi’i, Diana Saqeb
Afghanistan, 2012, Blu-Ray, Black & White, 60’, Dari Language, English and Turkish Subtitles
In 2009, during the rule of Karzai, it was forbidden for women to go out of the house without the consent of their husbands and to object the sexual demands of their husbands, according to the Shia Family Law accepted by Afghan Parliament. Afghan women against this law met in front of the religious school where this law has been written, and protested the law. The non-violent protests of women were suppressed with violence by male students of the religious school who declared them as “supporters of the west”. Mohtarama is a sincere witnessing about the present and future anxieties of Afghan women denied of education, political and social rights, trying to cope with various problems from domestic violence to harassment on streets; made by the directors who took part in this protest, in track of the protest...
Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day.
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