Title

Iranian Women, Iranian Cinema: Negotiating with Ideology and Tradition

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Journal of Religion & Film

Volume

19

Issue

1

Pages

35 (1-26)

Abstract

Throughout the ruptures of Iran’s history, Iranian women have been at the core of any social and political changes and challenges. In this historical context, Iranian women’s body, sexuality, and individuality have been confined within the constitution of religion and tradition. In recent years, however, the new generation of Iranian women is negotiating the notions of femininity, sexuality, and modernity in Iran’s society. Along with this negotiation, Iranian cinema, as the visual showcase of Iranian culture and society, has recently represented an unprecedented portrayal of Iranian women on the screen. This portrayal stems from the gender consciousness of Iranian women who are transgressing the boundaries of gender segregation and inequality. This study, therefore, provides an insight into the social and sexual changes of Iranian women’s lives in today’s Iran and analyzes the representation of these changes in Iranian post-revolutionary cinema, especially the recent decade.

Rights

© 2015 Najmeh Moradiyan-Rizi

Included with the kind written permission of the author.

Original Publication Citation

Moradiyan-Rizi, N. (2015). Iranian women, Iranian cinema: Negotiating with ideology and tradition. Journal of Religion & Film, 19(1), 1-26, Article 35. https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol19/iss1/35/

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