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Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival: Being Born (2016)

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Iran | 92 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Mohsen Abdolvahab


Pari and Farhad are a middle-class family who are both involved in theatre and cinema. They love each other and are happy with their son, though Pari unwantedly becomes pregnant. Farhad insists on abortion but Pari believes the abortion is inhuman and cannot accept her husband’s idea. A baby, who has to possibly make a family life happier, causes some serious changes in their situation.

“Being Born succeeds at tackling love, sacrifice, religion, and gender through a touching intimate portrayal of a couple struggling to reconcile their opposing desires. If it seems to be particularly “of the moment”, given its theme, it approaches it through a universal lens that many audiences will be able to relate to, while also attuning them to the specificity of 2016’s Tehran.” Eastern Kicks

Organized by: Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival
In collaboration with: WUD Film Committee
This event is funded in part by ASM in a viewpoint neutral manner. Students can request disability accommodations at diversity@asm.wisc.edu. View logo at: http://www.asm.wisc.edu/resources/asm-logo-disclaimer/
The other sponsors are UW-Madison’s Middle East Studies Program, Multicultural Student Center, International Student Services (Global Badger Experience Grant), and Center for Leadership and Involvement (Wisconsin Experience Grant), and WUD Global Connections.

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Middle East Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Laura Downer, ASM Chair 2019-2020

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