Docunight: Iranian Documentary Series Screening "Flax to Fire"
Center for Persian Studies and Culture Jun 27 2019 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM McCormick Screening Room (HG 1070)
Please join us for another Docunight: Iranian Documentary Series titled "Flax to Fire" directed by Bahram Azimpour on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in UC Irvine's McCormick Screening Hall (HG 1070).
Flax to Fire
Directed by: Bahram Azimpour
2017 / 52 mins
Persian with English Subtitles
Flax to Fire depicts the life and work of Aliasghar Hajibaba, an elite Iranian industrialist and entrepreneur. Originally trained as a quiltmaker in his youth, he manages to start an independent business in the midst of a tumultuous life. With the help of his family, he successfully pursues his endeavors to the point that he eventually becomes known as a founder of Iran’s iron alloys and foundry industry. This film bears witness to Hajibaba’s incessant work ethic throughout his long life. He and his associates also discuss the political struggles, economic problems and social barriers of their times.
A discussion and Q&A will follow the screening.
A wine and hors d'oeuvre reception will follow afterwards.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required: (https://bit.ly/2Xntryp)This event is presented by Docunight and UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture and with generous support from Saman Foundation.
Parking at UCI
Closest parking structures are Mesa Parking Structure and/or Student Center Parking Structure. Parking permits are required at all time at UC Irvine's campus and daily or hourly permits could be purchased from manned or automated kiosks in the parking structures. Parking is $2/hour or $10/day. The location of this event is in Humanities Gateway building (4100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, CA 92696), room McCormick Screening Hall (HG 1070).