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On Monday 1st December Stockton’s ARC will be holding a special screening of The House is Black, a documentary filmed by influential female Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad. The documentary was shot in 1963 and explores Iran’s first leper colony through the eyes of children, using real life footage, music and poetry. The short film helped to shape and influence a number of Middle Eastern film-makers in the years to come and has since become one of Iran’s most acclaimed pieces of art cinema.

The screening is followed by a special panel discussion featuring Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambaksh, artistic director of Newcastle-based theatre company Zendeh, Kirsten Luckins, North East representative for performance-poetry organisation Apples and Snakes, and Natalie Diddams, co-director of My Brother’s Country, which will be performed at ARC next year.

The House is Black will screen at ARC, Stockton on Monday 1st December.

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