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28 June 2023: And Towards Happy Alleys followed by Q&A with Sreemoyee Singh


We’re delighted to welcome Sreemoyee Singh for the London premiere of And Towards Happy Alleys. Sreemoyee Singh will be in attendance for a Q&A session moderated by Felicity Gee.

And Towards Happy Alleys
Sreemoyee Singh, 2023, 75 min

Introduced by Felicity Gee

Fascinated by Iran’s film culture and the poetry of the feminist poet Forough Farrokhzad, Indian filmmaker Sreemoyee Singh sets out in search of the protagonists of Iranian cinema. The numerous interviews she conducts over a period of six years with filmmakers Jafar Panahi, Mohammad Shirvani and human rights activist Nasrin Sotudeh, among others, show the precarious situation in which critics of the regime find themselves, including the constant threat of imprisonment and being banned from practising their profession. With a keen eye for unusual situations, she documents the effect of the Islamic Republic’s strict and omnipresent censorship on the daily lives of Iranian women whose uncompromising struggle has put them at the forefront of the protests that are currently rocking the country. And Towards Happy Alleys is a passionate declaration of love for the cinema and poetry of Iran which also provides a frank view of daily life, and bears witness to a fearless generation raising its voice and implacably demanding its civil liberties.