[act-ma] A showing of the Iranian film "Offside" - Militant Labor Foru, Friday, Dec. 10

Boston Militant Labor Forum bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 8 07:02:56 PST 2010

The Militant Labor Forum Presents --

A showing of the Iranian film

Offside is an Iranian film that presents a refreshing, fun look at how young  
women in Iran are challenging restrictions on their rights -- in this  case, the 
right to go to soccer games.

In Iran, soccer games are  open only to men, but more and more women are 
demanding the right to get  into the stadium -- and a growing number are  simply 
sneaking in.  Director Jafar Pahini's movie was inspired in part  by his 
daughter's attempt to get into a soccer game.

Offside follows six young women who try to sneak into a soccer stadium to see a  
game between Iran and Bahrain and are discovered.  Soldiers hold them  in a pen 
just outside the stadium bleachers, where they can hear the  fame but not see 
it.  The women berate the soldiers for denying them  their right to see the 
game.  The soldiers have a hard time coming up  with reasons why the women 
should be banned.

Friday, December 10, 7:30 PM
Militant Labor Forum Hall
13 Bennington Street, 2nd Floor
East Boston, MA  02128
617-569-9169 or email: bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Suggested donation: $5
Visit themilitant.com and pathfinderpress.com for news, analysis, and books.
By train, take the Blue Line to Maverick Station and walk down Meridian about 
five blocks to Bennington at the Liberty Plaza.

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