In a rural village far from Tehran, the night sky glows brilliantly, unimpeded by light pollution, and a teenage girl named Sepideh dreams of becoming an astronomer. Lugging a telescope as tall as herself, Sepideh spends her nights stargazing, inspired by Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian in space. But achieving such a lofty ambition is easier said than done for an Iranian girl.
Date: Sunday, February 8, 12:00PM
Location: Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall
Berit Madsen is a graduate of the film school Les Ataliers Varan, Paris, with supplemental studies at Danish School of Media and Journalism and Cand. phil. in Ethnography and Social Anthropology from Aarhus University. Most of Berit’s films have been screened at festivals across the world and aired on everything from pay TV in the US to public TV in Nepal. Sepideh is Berit’s first feature documentary.