Facing Mirrors

DISC Film and Discussion

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:00-7:00 PM
North Quad Space 2435

This fall, DISC, in partnership with the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and the Language Resource Center, will host a screening and discussion of Negar Azarbayjani’s film Facing Mirrors. The film will be followed by a faculty-led discussion with Samer Ali and Charlotte Karem Albrecht.

Set in contemporary Iran, Facing Mirrors is a story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops in spite of social norms and religious beliefs. Despite her traditional background, Rana is forced to drive a cab to pay off the debt that keeps her husband in prison. By chance she picks up the wealthy and rebellious Edi, who is desperately awaiting a passport to leave the country. At first Rana attempts to help, but when she realizes that Edi is transgender, a dangerous series of conflicts arises. Facing Mirrors  is the first narrative film from Iran to feature a transgender main character.



Co-sponsors: Global Islamic Studies Center, Language Resource Center, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies