2009-03-06 | Monthly YAMAGATA March

For our March screenings, we bring you two works from Iran and Israel that focus on the lives of women and also deal with the secondary theme of water. In Water and Atefeh from Iran, a woman strives to irrigate a vast stretch of farmland, and Purity from Israel takes a close look at how Jewish women today perceive and struggle with the taboo of impurity. Both are exceptional works by women directors.

Monthly YAMAGATA March
Groundwater rises to the surface: the underlying strength of the women of Iran and Israel

March 30 (Mon) 19:30 (Open 19:00)
Screenings: Water and Atefeh, Purity
Talk show guest: Shiraishi Hajime
Worked for a television engineering company affiliated with TV Asahi before joining Tokyo Metropolitan Television. Went independent in 2001 and became active as a freelancer. Established Our Planet TV in the same year. Involved in news and documentary program production as a video journalist.

Water and Atefeh
Dir: Nahid Rezaii / IRAN / 2001 / Video / 42 min / with English and Japanese subtitles / YIDFF 2001 New Asian Currents
Dir: Anat Zuria / ISRAEL / 2002 / Video / 63 min / with English and Japanese subtitles / YIDFF 2003 International Competition Special Prize, Citizens’ Prize
[Venue] Uplink Factory
[Admission] 1,500 yen with one drink
[Contact] phone: 03-5362-0672 (YIDFF Tokyo Office)