Idols, Icons and Stars: Exploring Visual Activism Across Film and Media

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Who comes to mind when we think about idols, icons, or stars? Our cultural idols, who we fall in love with are at times fictional characters in films, and other times, the artists who shape those roles. In this talk, we’ll be considering both. As well, we’ll be thinking about iconic figures behind important political and social moments, from Hollywood’s #metoo all the way to Iran’s woman, life, freedom movement. We’ll finish the talk with a case study of one of Iran’s most beloved filmic characters as we explore her social, cultural, and political significance within the framework of stardom.



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SKU: Stardom Categories: Cinematography, Global debates




Zahra Khosroshahi

Speaker: Zahra Khosroshahi

Dr Zahra Khosroshahi (she/her) is a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK in Film & Television studies. She is currently working on her forthcoming monograph on Iranian women filmmakers. Outside of academia, Zahra is the co-founder of Thousand & One: an enterprise that supports fellow women of colour in the workplace.
Twitter @zahrafkh Instagram @zahratheacademic

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