The Power Plant

Women Without Men by Shirin Neshat

Sat Mar 27 2010

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The Royal Cinema

Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Women Without Men (in collaboration with Shoja Azari, 2009, 97min.) expands the New York-based Iranian artist’s photography and video practice—visually stunning meditations on gender and power in the Muslim world—to the big screen. Adapting Shahrnush Parsipur’s novella and set against the backdrop of the politically tumultuous early 1950s, Neshat creates a multifaceted narrative detailing the harrowing experiences of five Tehran women from all walks of life.

Following the film, Jian Ghomeshi, host of the CBC Radio One national arts and entertainment program, Q, leads a Q&A with the artist.

Shirin Neshat (born in 1957, Qazvin) has exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions since the early 1990s.

Co-presented with

The Images Festival