The Middle East Studies Program will be screening the film Offside (Iran 2006: 93 minutes) on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm in 1651 Humanities as part of the Fall 2009 Middle East Film Series. The film will be screened in Persian with English subtitles. Directed by Jafar Panahi, the film received honors at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival.
The film focuses on several women attempting to sneak in to the 2005 World Cup Qualifying match between Iran and Bahrain in violation of an Iranian law that forbids women from attending soccer matches.
Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program