Docunight #65 [Penn State]: Platform

Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

#65: PLATFORM

#65: Platform
Directed by: Sahar Mosayebi
2019 / 87 mins
Persian with English SubtitlesA ROCKY-esque tale of determination and grit, PLATFORM follows three Iranian sisters as they compete to become international champions of Wushu, a Chinese martial art. The sisters’ thrilling underdog story explores not only their dedicated training but also their surprising place in society as they challenge traditional gender roles on the path to success.

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Docunight #64 [Penn State]: Fight Feast

#64: Fight Feast (بزم رزم)
Directed by: Seyed Vahid Hosseini
2018 / 123 mins
Persian with English SubtitlesFight Feast (بزم رزم) is about the vicissitudinous story of Iranian music between 1979-1989, the years just after the revolution through the end of Iran-Iraq war. The narrative of restrictions and obstacles told by musicians, composers, and state authorities. The confrontation between music and politics. The simultaneous narration of two stories: the story of young people who sacrificed their lives for their homeland, and the story of musicians who on one hand entered the battlefields by their own language and on the other hand kept Iranian music alive and thriving.
Note: As our campus was closed on first Wednesday of January, the documentary introduced on Duconight website for January is going to be shown on first Wednesday of February.
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