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Artist Statement: “Parvaneh Forouhar and her husband Dariush were murdered in their home in Tehran in November 1998. Her killing was part of the Iranian regime's efforts to eliminate opposition figures and intellectuals inside and outside Iran, which later became known as "chain killings."

Eternal Flame is a documentary film about the life, work and tragic murder of the late Parvaneh Forouhar (Eskandari), a leading fighter for democracy and human rights in Iran. This documentary tells her story by interviewing her family (Parastou Forouhar, Fataneh Eskandari), friends (Nasrin Sotoudeh, Abdolkarim Lahiji, etc.) and co-workers, and researching her articles, poems and documents.

Parvaneh Forouhar was one of the most prominent women who resisted violence and systematic oppression in the Islamic Republic. Today, more and more Iranian women are bravely resisting the repressive rule of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the life and murder of Parvaneh Forouhar is an important part of the history of the movement we are witnessing today.”

In English

80 mins

This will be followed by an artist discussion with Parastou Forouhar and Maryam Palizban.

In German language

Director: Sepehr Atefi

With: Parastou Forouhar

Production: Aasoo, Iranian Women’s Studies Foundation

All events are part of the “Three Days to Liberation” festival, curated by Maryam Palizban and Constanza Macras | DorkyPark in cooperation with the Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

With the support of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.

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