The most successful Iranian woman photographer and filmmaker of her generation is back with a film about a legendary female Arab singer. Before the movie’s summer release, Neshat dwells on her rootless artistic life.
Date17.04.2018 | 12:47
Tags"Women without Men", Arab, Berlin, Iran, Islamic Revolution, Islamic societies, Middle East, Oum Kulthum, Shirin Neshat, Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival, women's rights
Were it not for the timely intervention of women down the centuries, many an Islamic dynasty would have torn itself apart.
Date17.04.2018 | 12:24
TagsAl-Khayzuran bint Atta, Al-Mustansir al-Hakam, Caliph Al-Mahdi, Cordoba, empress, muslim, Terken Khatun, women's rights
Nowadays credited to a fifteenth-century Egyptian polymath called Jalal adʹDin al-Suyuti, “The Book of Exposition” is an exploration of promiscuity under the societal constraints of the Arab-Islamic world, using bawdy and salacious scenarios to stimulate and evoke fantasies in the readerʹs mind.
Date10.04.2018 | 13:42
TagsArabian Nights, Belle Epoque, erotic, female sexuality, Jalal adʹDin al-Suyuti, Orient, promiscuity, sexual liberation, sexuality, The Book of Exposition, women's right