[act-ma] BIC Movie Night Presents: Persepolis FREE! 7pm 8/25

Corry Banton corryb8 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 23 07:09:40 PDT 2010

Boston Interpreters Collective Movie Night
BIC Presents: ‘Persepolis’
Free! 7pm Wed. August 25th
Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Ave. Boston
BIC Movie Night celebrates language and builds community by showing films that draw connections between language, culture and human rights.  Come meet current members of the BIC and learn how you can become a member too.
Persepolis (2007) "In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs."
Mission: The Boston Interpreters Collective is dedicated to promoting a multilingual society by eliminating language barriers and building community. We work toward social justice by supporting community organizing through our interpretation services and language classes and popular education workshops. Our collective is committed to promoting equal rights for all by addressing root causes of oppression.

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