SEASIDE, Calif., April 9, 2019 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is slated to host the 23rd annual Social Justice Colloquium beginning April 8 and concluding April 18, 2019. The keynote event, taking place Wednesday, April 17 at CSUMB’s World Theater will feature internationally-acclaimed Iranian film director Rakhshan Banietemad.
Banietemad has been called the “First lady of Iranian cinema” for three decades and has sketched the most striking portraits of women’s life in Iran seen through the eyes of the least privileged and unheard. Her documentaries shed light on pressing issues in Iran including women's prisons, AIDS and poverty.
Hosted in collaboration by CSUMB’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and CSUMB’s International Programs Office, this year’s Social Justice Colloquium explores the influence of filmmaking and documentaries in social justice movements in Iranian society.
The full schedule of events is available at the Social Justice Colloquium home page. All events are open to the public and free of charge.