REDCAT Films in November features Iran’s First Lady of Cinema on Women’s Issues and ‘The Empire Project’ on Dutch Colonialism

There are two great upcoming film events in November at the REDCAT in downtown:

Monday, November 11, 2013: Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill: “Live Screening” of Empire: The Unintended Consequences of Dutch Colonialism

Part documentary and part interactive multimedia project, the filmmakers have traveled through 7 former Dutch colonies, including Brazil, Suriname, Ghana, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and South Africa, to view the effects of Dutch colonialism through the eyes of its descendents.

Monday, November 18, 2013: Rakhshan Banietemad: The Hidden Cost of Violence

Iran’s preeminent female filmmaker, Rakhshan Banietemad, will present 2 of her documentaries in person: We Are Half of Iran’s Population (Ma Nimi Az Jameiate Iranim, 2009) documenting women’s activism during the Green Revolution and the world premiere of See You Tomorrow Elina! (Farda Mibinamet Elina, 2013), comparing the violence of the 2009 elections to the violence that her daughter witnessed while a child during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s. Continue Reading →