Culture Night 2019
Still Voices Culture Night 2019
1985. Tehran. Iran-Iraq war. For 'Marmar' it is another ordinary afternoon at the grandparents'. The echo of 'Death to America' chants from the morning school assembly mixes with 'The voice of America'; grandad's favourite radio program. Marmar is waiting for granny to make her a dress exactly the same as the glamorous American Popstar; Bright red. No straps.
Maryam Mohajer was born in Tehran, Iran just before living through revolution, war and immigration. With a background in painting (BA in painting, Tehran Art and Architecture), she discovered animation after moving to UK in 2000 and got her MA from Royal college of art. She lives and works as an animator, director in London.
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