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Meret – Forbidden Voices FestivalPanel discussion

Unfortunately, this event has to be cancelled, an alternative date for next year is being sought. Tickets already purchased can be returned.

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Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Azadeh Kian-Thiebaut (Iran-France), Natalie Amiri (Iranian-German journalist, ARD), Nahid Shahalimi (Afghan-Canadian artist) and Judith Faessler (Orientalist and historian)

Unfortunately, this event has to be cancelled, an alternative date for next year is being sought. Tickets already purchased can be returned.

Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Azadeh Kian-Thiebaut (Iran-France), Natalie Amiri (Iranian-German journalist, ARD), Nahid Shahalimi (Afghan-Canadian artist) and Judith Faessler (Orientalist and historian)

"Dear friends, after long deliberations and consultations, we have decided with a heavy heart to postpone the Meret event because of the situation in Iran and Afghanistan. Events that initially only proved the timeliness of such a festival unfortunately precipitated. The associations supporting us suddenly had other priorities of existential issues,and are providing emergency aid, so have no more capacity for Meret."

K. Kamyab, organizer

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Prof. Dr. Azadeh Kian-Thiébaut is an Iranian-French academic, professor of sociology and director of the Centre for Education, Documentation and Research for Feminist Studies (CEDREF) at the University of Paris-Diderot. From 1987 to 1990, she was a lecturer in political sociology at UCLA before taking a position at the University of Paris in 1995. She is a research expert on Iranian and Maghreb studies. She has published several books and articles for Le Monde diplomatique and Critique internationale, among others. In her work, she criticises the application of Islamic law (sharia) in Muslim countries, which she sees as a threat to women’s equality.

 

Natalie Amiri read Oriental and Iranian Studies at the University of Bamberg, in Tehran and in Damascus. Following her graduation with a degree in Oriental Studies, she initially worked for two years at the German Embassy in Tehran. Since 2007, she has been reporting as a correspondent for ARD from the station’s Tehran studio, and since 2011 as a freelance journalist for ARD Tagesthemen, Tagesschau, ARD-Morgenmagazin, ARD-Mittagsmagazin, Phoenix, Eins Extra, Deutsche Welle, Deutschlandradio and ARD radio stations. Since 2015, she is head of the ARD studio in Tehran. Since 2014, Natalie Amiri has been a host on the TV magazine Weltspiegel and the BR magazine “Euroblick”. She is also one of the commentators of ARD Tagesthemen. In 2015 she won the Catholic Media Award and in 2018 she was nominated for the Grimme Award for her reportage “Verschwunden in Deutschland – Auf der Suche nach vermissten Flüchtlingsjungen” (Missing in Germany – In Search of Child Refugees), and in 2019 for the German Television Award in the category “Best Information: Foreign Reporter”.

 

Nahid Shahalimi is a Canadian-Afghan artist, writer, filmmaker and human rights activist. For her book and film projects, she has regularly travelled to Afghanistan since 2011 for interviews, filming and photography. Together with other Afghan women, she has addressed international institutions in New York, Brussels and Geneva in recent years, warning against the advance of the Taliban and demanding that women be involved in the peace process. Shahalimi is the founder of the international campaign Stand up For Unity, founder and chair of the Hope Foundation for Women and Children in Afghanistan (HOFA), a member of the National Committee of UNICEF Germany and co-founder of PEN Berlin.

 

Judith Faessler is an Orientalist and historian and a research assistant at the Bavarian State Office for the Protection of the Constitution, where her tasks include dealing with right-wing extremism. The Munich citizen is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer.

 

With the kind support of the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich