Free Norooz Event - National Portrait Gallery PastFriday, March 23, 2012 ,
March 23rd we celebrate Persian New Year at the National Portrait Gallery. Music, film and talks. The screening is a ‘self-portrait in film’ by Jafar Panahi the ‘illegally-made’ This Is Not a Film. In order to get this to us, Panahi smuggled the film out of Iran inside a cake. The screening is free, arrive in good time for a seat (7pm). Before that we’ll have a talk on the origins and meaning of Norooz upstairs in the gallery, followed by a DJ set charting Iranian music from 20s through to today
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Jafar Panahi – Jafar Panahi, born July 11, 1960 in Mianeh, Iran is an Iranian filmmaker and is one of the most influential filmmakers in the Iranian New Wave movement. After studying film ...