FORMERLY YOUTH SQUARE – Iranian Women Revolt


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Mon, Jun 12, 2023 7:30 PM


Iranian Women Revolt
Monday, June 12th at 7:30 PM
Members $10 | Public $15

A sensation among Iranians, pioneering journalist Mina Akbari’s documentary reviews the last 20 years of Iranian reformist press, opening with a photograph of a group of seventy journalists taken about twenty years ago in Tehran’s Javanan Square. Of those, only six continue to work in their profession —many of which have fled, been arrested, or left the field. Interviewing many of the journalists from the now-banned Jame’e newspaper, she uncovers the repression journalists have suffered in Iran. (Iran, 2019, 70min., In Persian with English subtitles | Dir. Mina Akbari)

Film poster for FORMERLY YOUTH SQUARE (2019)