taxi_tehran_posterToday promises to be another very interesting day!

You will have the opportunity via Skype to talk with Mattie Porte, one of the directors of  An Enquiry Into a New Story for Humanity: Change the Story, Change the World, which was shot in the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland, and at 8 pm, on the outdoor screen, you will see a series of short fictions from the Human Unity category.

Now, for our favorite films of the day:

In Taxi Tehran, also at 8 pm, at Cinema Paradiso, let Jafar Panahi drive you through the streets of Tehran where you’ll meet all kind of passengers. The particularity of this film is that it was made clandestinely, as Panahi is banned from making films for 20 years. But as he says himself, “Nothing can prevent me from making films since when being pushed to the ultimate corners I connect with my inner-self and, in such private spaces, despite all limitations, the necessity to create becomes even more of an urge.”

A little later, at 9:45 pm, again in Cinema Paradiso, a group of 18 year old French students of diverse ethnic background bring us to Montreal as they try to see what life as a minority is like there. Through the people they meet, they question their own sense of identity.