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Narges Kalhor will be our guest at the »ifs encounter« Gender & Diversity

As part of the series »ifs encounter« Gender & Diversity at the ifs internationale filmschule köln we meet the director Narges Kalhor to talk about her documentary In the Name of Scheherazade or the First Beer Garden in Tehran (DE / IR 2019).

›Lost in translation‹: how tragic but also funny it can be when one’s own culture is not transferable, explains Kalhor in her celebrated graduation film. A homosexual teenager from Syria, an artist with Afghan roots and an Iranian-born beer brewer »in a mixture of socially relevant narrative and the very first story from the Middle East«. Political, oriental, exotic – everything you could wish for from an Iranian film-maker?

Online talk with Narges Kalhor: June 16, 2021, 7.30 p.m.

As part of the coollaboration, this film will be available on our video-on-demand platform from June 9th – free of charge!