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Docunight: "Janbal" - UC Irvine - Wed., Aug 21, 2019

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UCI Humanities Gateway - McCormick Screening Hall

4100 Humanities Gateway

McCormick Screening Hall (HG 1070)

Irvine, CA 92697

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Please join us for another Docunight: Iranian Documentary Series titled "Janbal" directed by Mina Bozorgmehr & Hadi Kamali Moghadam on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in UC Irvine's McCormick Screening Hall (HG 1070).

Janbal
Directed by: Mina Bozorgmehr & Hadi Kamali Moghadam
2017 / 65 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Synopsis: Inspired by an ancient Hormoz Island myth in which people sacrifice clothes of the deceased to the sea so that the goddess Sea-Mother will cleanse their souls, Janbal takes stories told by the island’s dwellers as its starting point, and playfully finds its form from there.

Musa is enchanted by the sounds of the sea. He collects clothes from its shore to create pictorial visions of the Sea-Daughter; he plays the jahleh (clay pot) to keep alive the sound of her voice; he writes stories.

Directed by celebrated video and performance duo Mina Bozorgmehr and Hadi Kamali Moghadam, Janbal takes cinematic storytelling to realms rarely explored, blurring the real and the imaginative in a richly textured and poetic form that is inventive, rhythmic, and visually out-of-this-world.


A discussion and Q&A will follow the screening.

A wine and hors d'oeuvre reception will follow afterwards.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

This event is presented by Docunight and UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture and with generous support from Saman Foundation.


Parking at UCI
Closest parking structures are Mesa Parking Structure and/or Student Center Parking Structure. Parking permits are required at all time at UC Irvine's campus and daily or hourly permits could be purchased from manned or automated kiosks in the parking structures. Parking is $2/hour or $10/day. The location of this event is in Humanities Gateway building(4100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, CA 92696), room HG 1070.


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