A Moon For My Father (2019) with filmmaker Mania Akbari: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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A Moon For My Father (2019) with filmmaker Mania Akbari

A Moon For My Father (2019)
A Moon For My Father (2019)
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu March 5, 2020
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Free and Open to the public


A Moon For My Father
(Mania Akbari, 2019, UK/Iran/Germany, DCP, 85 min)

At age 30, Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. A Moon For My Father, an epistolary essay film made in collaboration with her partner, the British sculptor Douglas White, positions Akbari’s illness within layers of personal and national history. Rich in texture and astonishingly intimate, Akbari’s film presents memory as a poetic, embodied experience. Filmmaker Mania Akbari will participate in a Q&A with Northwestern professor of Screen Cultures Hamid Naficy after the screening.

In person: filmmaker Mania Akbari

Co-presented by Block Cinema with the Iranian American Fund for Cultural Programming and the Middle East and North African Studies program at Northwestern.

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