Oct. 16: Maryam Sepehri & Anita Alkhas

You are cordially invited to a very special session of the Persian Circle:

Maryam Sepehri & Anita Alkhas

will introduce and screen their film

Thicker than Paint (Habibeh)

Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 5:00pm
Pick 222
5828 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Maryam Sepehri was born in 1970 in Gorgan, in the north of Iran. Her family moved to Tehran when she was 17. She began her university career by studying medicine and then worked for a few years in a medical lab. After that, she returned to school to get a B.A. in film making (2010) and an M.A. in photography (2012). For many years she has made short films and taken photographs, as well as writing short stories and translating from English to Farsi.

Maryam Sepehri’s documentary film Rain Once Again (2012) won the award for best documentary film at the Sooreh International Short Film Festival, and was nominated in this category at the 28th Tehran International Short Film Festival. Her next documentary, Thicker than Paint (2013) won the Special Cream City Cinema Jury Prize at the 5th Milwaukee Film Festival. The film was produced by Prof. Anita Alkhas of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Her photographs have been exhibited in Iran, Italy and Germany, and her short stories and travelogues (some with accompanying photographs) have been published in Iran in book and magazine form. She is now at work on her next documentary film.

This is a very special event and I hope to see you there!

به امید دیدار
کامران

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