The Shahnameh: Adapting the National Epic of Iran for the 21st Century Audience

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Photo of Hamid Rahmanian wearing a red and orange scarf
Hamid Rahmanian -- artist, filmmaker, puppeteer and storyteller -- discusses his new translation of The Shahnameh, an epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi in the 10th century. Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium (Room 133)
Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies
Comparative and World Literature Department
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Rahmanian is a 2014 John Guggenheim Fellow. His work centers on film and graphic arts. His work has been exhibited in international competitions and publications. His narrative and documentary films have premiered at the Venice, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca and IDFA film festivals. He has won numerous international awards and his works have been televised on international networks, including PBS, Sundance Channel, IFC, Channel 4, BBC, DR2 and Al Jazeera.