AFTER THE CURTAIN + SHORTS
Invisible Point | Iran | 5 min
Directed by Tanin Torabi
Considered a sin, dance is prohibited in Iran. Still there are many women finding the courage and passion to dance despite the restrictions.
After the Curtain | Tajikistan | 69 min
Directed by Emelie Mahdavian
This must-see film provides a peek behind the curtain as four female dancers battle shifting cultural norms in the Post-Soviet, predominantly Muslim nation of Tajikistan. This intimate portrait is seen through the performers’ eyes as they weigh their love of art against economic hardship, loneliness, and social reproach. The film also celebrates the rich dance and music culture of the Central Asian country largely unknown in the West. A sobering look at what can happen when cultural and governmental norms begin to dictate women’s lives.
Koum: The Awakening | Canada | 12 min
Directed by Eli Andreas
After the death of her father, a young woman uses her writing to travel beyond the veil of madness into a world of magic, mystery, music and dance.
THE WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Prince Theater | Black Box
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