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Guest of Honour: Rakhshan Banietemad - A Conversation about her Work

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic Lecture/ Debate/Seminar


One of Iran’s most celebrated filmmakers, Rakhshan Banietemad is often referred to as the “godmother of Iranian cinema”. Her wide-ranging and bold collection of works focus on poverty, criminality, divorce, polygamy, social norms, cultural taboos, women's oppression, and cultural expectations. As a key figure on the landscape of Iranian documentary filmmaking, Rakhshan’s work has undoubtedly shaped and influenced the industry and its creatives in the region.

We are honoured to highlight her work, with this newly revised in-conversation event with Award-winning producer Elhum Shakerifar and acclaimed academic Maryam Ghorbankarimi who will reflect on Rakhshan Banietemad’s expansive career to date. This conversation will reflect on her body of work, as well as premiering a short film she created during the pandemic, Narratives ad hominem.

External organisation (Commissioned by)

NameSheffield Doc Fest
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom