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Shirin Neshat: Women Without Men

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"Women Without Men" is renowned visual artist Shirin Neshat's feature-film debut. Its exquisitely crafted view of the artist's native Iran during its tumultuous British and American-backed coup d'état in 1953 won Neshat the Silver Lion at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival. Adapted from the novel by Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, the film draws together the in ...more
Paperback, 117 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Charta
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Rosie
Apr 12, 2014 Rosie rated it it was amazing
These short stories are related to one another but stand separately. They follow the film by Shirin Neshat (exhibit at the DIA 2013). Iranian myths are beautiful, but do express the suppression of women.

The stories involve a prostitute - who in the book is always happy, although she does leave the brothel and scrubs herself raw.

a wealthy middle-aged housewife and a schoolteacher.
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Shelves: photo, foriegn, heroine, novel
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