Screening: Iran: Elections Under Threat by Kouross Esmaeli and Richard Rowley

Thu, April 24, 2008 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Elections Under Threat by Kouross Esmaeli and Richard Rowley/ USA/Iran/ 22 min. /2008/ DVD

Followed by Discussion with Filmmaker Kouross Esmaeli and Kamran Rastegar

Free and Open to the Public

Elections Under Threat is a video documentary about the recent parliamentary elections in Iran. Produced for Aljazeera English, the documentary shows a side of Iranian politics rarely seen in the Western media. Elections Under Threat portrays the people and candidates most closely involved, and it also offers a unique glimpse into the struggles for democracy in a nation under threat from the Western World

Produced by filmmakers Kouross Esmaeli and Richard Rowley of Big Noise Films (, the 22-minute documentary was filmed in March of 2008 and will be airing on Aljazeera English in a few weeks. Since Aljazeera has been kept off of American television, this will be an exclusive screening in the US.

Kamran Rastegar is Lecturer of Persian and Arabic at the University of Edinburgh.

Sponsored by the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association:

Last updated: 2008-04-22 13:31:45

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