Film & Talk: Looking for Oum Kulthum by Shirin Neshat 2017, NR, 90 minutes.
Friday, November 16, 2018
A film within a film, Shirin Neshat's second feature film, Looking for Oum Kulthum, captures the
plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile, as she embarks on a project about the
life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. Much like her subject,
the filmmaker faces the struggles and sacrifices that a woman must pay if she dares to cross the
lines of a conservative, male-dominated society. The screening will be followed by a conversation