Thursday, April 17, 2014
North American Premiere!
Filmmaker Bani Khoshnoudi in person for Q&A!
In what critic Nicole Brenez calls “a deep political analysis of one century of revolt and repression in Iran, and the various roles of images in this collective history,” The Silent Majority Speaks collects images from several different cameras secretly recording the protests in the wake of the fraudulent June 2009 Iranian presidential elections. Clandestinely made and signed by the “Silent Collective,” the film mixes of-the-moment footage of the rise of Iran’s Green Movement with glimpses of revolutions long since suppressed and snippets of narration that recall a century of turbulence. Filmmaker and artist Bani Khoshnoudi has recently revealed herself to be the film’s director, and this will be its first screening in North America and the first since her disclosure.