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Woman Life Freedom

20 May 2023 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Category Art
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Sound has been a key conductor of the feminist mobilisations in Iran, which have mushroomed after the state killing of a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, Mahsa Jina Amini, who died while in the custody of the morality police.

This evening will bring Woman, Life, Freedom to Coventry Cathedral, a centre for peace and reconciliation. The rage, anger, pain, hope and solidarity of the movement, will be placed in the vast volume and shifting light of the architecture.

Audiences will dwell in multi-media projections and a mixture of sounds. Along with musical performances, screening, performance of poetry and talks, you will also hear Shervin Hajipour's song Baraye, which was composed of tweets in Iran on why people are protesting. Becoming an anthem for Iranian protestors and in the diaspora, it picked up the Grammy award for ‘Best Song for Social Change’.

This event is supported by Sustainable Cities GRP Small Grants (University of Warwick), Centre for Feminist Research (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Centre for the Study of Women and Gender (University of Warwick).

This event is open and free for everyone.

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