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Sussan Deyhim

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“Sussan Deyhim is one of Iran’s most potent voices in exile.” – LA Times

Inspired by the works of Forough Farrokhzad, one of Iran’s most influential feminist poets and filmmakers, this stirring multimedia piece sheds light on the importance of Iranian contemporary arts. Iranian American performance artist/composer Sussan Deyhim examines the prophetic vision of Farrokhzad, whose message is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago when she died at the age of 32. Co-directed by award-winning director Robert Egan, The House is Black features Deyhim’s striking visual projections along with archival footage including Farrokhzad’s 1965 interview with Bernardo Bertolucci. The original score by Deyhim and Golden Globe-winning composer Richard Horowitz is rooted in Persian and Western contemporary classical music, jazz and electronic music. Featured on film soundtracks including Argo and The Last Temptation of Christ, Sussan Deyhim has worked with Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Peter Gabriel and Bobby McFerrin, among others.Program Notes

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Friday, October 28 at 7pm
Gerrard Hall

Join UNC faculty for an introduction to Forough Farrokhzad, one of Iran’s most influential feminist poets and filmmakers and the inspiration for The House is Black. This event is free and open to the public.


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