Visiting Scholars Series Brings Iranian Documentary Films to Campus

Persheng Sadegh Vaziri ’81 to Deliver October 1 Talk and Screen Film at Cinestudio

September 29, 2014, Hartford, CT – On October 1, Trinity alumna Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri ’81, will return to campus as part of the A.K. Smith Visiting Scholars Series. Sadegh-Vaziri will deliver a lecture entitled “Society, Gender, and Politics in Iranian Documentary Films,” to be followed by a reception and a screening of her film Road to Kurdistan.

“With so much global interest in Iranian film right now, we’re honored to host Persheng,” said Janet Bauer, associate professor of international studies.

Sadegh-Vaziri is a filmmaker and an archivist and scholar of the personal documentary filmmaking movement in Iran. Her 2011 documentary, Road to Kurdistan, details the relationship between the Iraqi and Iranian regions of Kurdistan through her own family’s experience.

In addition, Sadegh-Vaziri will be visiting with a Trinity film studies class earlier in the day to talk about gender in Iranian film.

“It's a great opportunity for Trinity students to imagine how they might use their Trinity education in various and creative ways,” added Bauer.

Sadegh-Vaziri’s lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Cinestudio, followed by a 6 p.m. reception. The Q&A and screening of Road to Kurdistan will begin at 7:30 p.m. Screenings of Unwelcome in Tehran and Dream of Silk will follow. For more information on the lecture and screening, click here. After the event, Trinity is collaborating with the Hartford Public Library for an October 2 screening of Road to Kurdistan at 5:30 p.m, part of the library's "Bridging Culture Series."