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Maysles Documentary Center
343 Malcolm X Blvd/Lenox Avenue bet. 127th and 128th Streets New York, NY 10027


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Mar 21 2024


6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

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MOVIE – SHAYDA by Iranian-Australian Filmmaker Noora Niasari

IN CINEMA Uptown Flicks: SHAYDA (movie) Thursday, March 21 at 7PM Presented by Uptown Flicks in collaboration with Women4Women Tickets: $15 General Admission / $7 Reduced Price Noora Niasari, 2024, 117 min. Vibrant young mother Shayda (Zar Amir Ebrahimi of HOLY SPIDER) seeks protection from her unhinged husband in a women’s shelter, with her 6-year-old daughter, Mona. As she restarts her immigrant life in Australia amidst Persian New Year celebrations, Mona’s controlling father is granted “unsupervised access,” and Shayda fears he will attempt to take her back to Iran. Inspired by her own childhood, SHAYDA is the feature debut of Australian-Iranian director Niasari, who was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America in 2023. The film won the Audience Award (World Cinema Dramatic) at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Followed by a post-screening cocktail reception! Women4Women is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization that supports women facing social and economic challenges following domestic violence.