Venue: Geology Corner, Building 320, Room 105, Stanford University
Speaker: Saba Riazi
Event Sponsor: Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Stanford Global Studies Division
In Saba Riazi's new film Ice Cream, Maryam, a 30 year old woman in Tehran, has lost her job and apartment and is forced to move in with her grandmother. She is trying hard to make things work and in doing so, she faces herself, eating ice-cream.
This funny, semi-autobiographical film seamlessly combines animation and live action into a poetic meditation about identity and belonging.
Saba Riazi is pursuing her MFA in creative writing at CUNY's Queens College and teaching as an adjunct professor. She wrote, directed, edited, and produced Ice Cream, her feature film debut, in 2018.
Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
The film is in Farsi with English subtitles.
After the screening, Saba will lead a discussion about the social, financial, and political challenges of making the film and engage in a Q&A with the audience.