We had a great turn out at the screening of Asghar Farhadi’s first feature Dancing in the Dust at the University of Sydney earlier this month. Although we had to change venues last minute due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, thanks to everyone who made the trip from the New Law Building to the Old Geology Building, we almost filled out the entire theatre. The Old Geology building provided a great intimate venue for the screening and the enthusiastic panel discussion that followed afterwards. While Michelle Langford and Chris Hartney could not make the panel as expected–they were both very sick on the day–Omid Tofighian, Vrasidas Karalis, and our very own Amin Palangi, who stepped in to fill in for the missing panelists, raised great discussion points, engaging our audience. The film was analysed, thanks to our panelists and the audience’s input, from various perspectives, with some very fresh views, leaving much food for thought.
If you missed that session, stay tuned for the upcoming session. We will be showing Farhadi’s second and intensely emotional feature, Beautiful City, followed by another panel discussion on June 20th, RM 101 New Law Building, University of Sydney.