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focus on Iran


focus on Iran

performance talk
SA 03.12.2022 19:00

Sachli Gholamalizad keeps our focus sharp with an evening for continued recognition, visibility and engagement for the Iranian revolution.

"The evening invites us to sit together. There is a need for connection with the Iranian diaspora from Belgium, safe(r) spaces, community building and defence strategies from different disciplines and visions." - Sachli Gholamalizad

Come join. #iranrevolution #freeiran #womanlifefreedom #zanzendegiazadi #jinjiyanazadi #mahsajinaamin 

19:00 performance 

M-A is a collective of Iranian women artists based in Belgium. M-A are the initials of Mahsa/Jina Amini, the Kurdish 22 years old Iranian woman arrested on 13th September in Tehran by the morality police because of her “unproper” hijab, She was killed on 16th September while in Police custody. Though the artists in the collective have diverse approaches, they are joined together through their shared experience, and the strong need to speak out. M-A collective’s performances are each time an invitation to witness all the lives that have been taken, to mourn the innocent blood that was spilled, and to explore the value of life in the face of adversity.

19:30 talk 

with Mahdieh Fahimi, Elly Mansoury and Niuscha Bassiri
in conversation with Sachli Gholamalizad
in English

Elly Mansoury is a political scientist at the VUB and is head of research at Erasmus University College Brussels.

Niuscha Bassiri is a lawyer with 20 years of experience and a counsel and arbitrator in numerous international commercial and investment arbitrations.

Sachli Gholamalizad is a theatremaker, works in film and television as an actress and writes columns for a.o. MO* Magazine.

Mahdieh Fahimi is an interpreter and translator Dutch-Farsi, a freelance film curator and co-founder of Woman Life Freedom collective in Ghent.


Beursschouwburg will pass on proceeds from the December 1, 2 and 3 bar to Iran through DONATE TO IRAN, a group of volunteers from all over the world who want to support Iran's revolution by using (access to the) the internet as a primary tool for raising awareness.

When you buy tickets online, you can contribute by adding a few extra bucks to your purchase.