This week we hear from our Iranian contingent I Ran Into Iran on the social politics of single motherhood in Iran and USA, and interview artist Shezad Dawood at Art Dubai 2014 on the eve of the screening of his film Towards the Possible Film.
Maryam Abolfazli is an international development and online media professional based in Washington DC. She began exploring and researching ideas of single motherhood both in Iran and US at 34.
Here for the Iran Into Iran Episode 7 our duo quiz her on her work and research into single parenting, and somehow this has the effect on Brian that he shrinks for part of the show!
Abolfazli makes the distinction between single motherhood as a choice option for those in the developed and ‘undeveloped’ world and connects the pressures with everything from fighting a fight with the help of a support and possible drug addiction without.
Shezad Dawood’s film screens April 3rd at Parasol Unit Gallery, London as a preview to the solo exhibition of work at Parasol 4 April to 25 May 2014. As part of the new Art Dubai section Film, he staged a Q&A after the screening and stopped by our booth at #Falgoosh Radio to discuss themes touched in his film, such as experimental anthropology, everyday aliens and future tribalisms.
An interesting aspect of Dawood’s creative process for this project is that he publicly critiqued and discussed the film before it was made and so turned the traditional film making format around. Broadcasts across London 104.4FM or online HERE Thurs 19:30, Sun 06.30 GMT.