[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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