Pelan #19: “ِOut of Focus” (2014)

Pelan #19:
Title: “ِOut of Focus” (2014)- 52 min
Director: Shahriar Siami
December 14, 2015

Simon Fraser University- Harbour Center, room 2270

out of focus

Synopsis:

This is a film about Afshin Naghouni, a well known Iranian-British painter who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury after falling from the seventh floor of a building during a birthday party in Tehran. He was able to move to England seventeen years ago for treatment and has rebuilt his life, getting married and now working as an artist from his wheelchair. His paintings are in large scales and some of them are shown in very famous London galleries with high prices.

Followed by post-screening Q&A session with director.

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“PELAN" is a nonprofit and nonpartisan project, organized by a group of students and graduates of "Simon Fraser University (SFU)" in Vancouver. “PELAN" has been initially designed for screening the contemporary documentaries and short films about Iranian people made by independent Iranian/non-Iranian directors. While these movies may have been banned in Iran, they have been presented in international film festivals all around the world. So, we believe this is a great opportunity for Iranian living in Vancouver to watch these artworks on a bigger scale. “PELAN" was established in 2013 and it has been happening since then and so far we have screened several documentaries from Iranian filmmakers who work inside and outside of Iran. We've also been organizing online Q&A sessions with the directors/producers at the end of the screenings.