Films

  • Film – The House is Black (1962)

    The sole film made by Persian poet Forough Farrokhzad, The House is Black (خانه سیاه است‎) is a landmark in Iranian and international cinema, recently ranked in the top 20 documentary films of all time by the critics of Sight and Sound magazine. Filmed in a leprosy colony in Tebriz, Iran, it operates as both an intimate look at illness and everyday life, and a sharp social critique. Dr John Manton (LSHTM) will be discussing the film in relation to his own work on histories of leprosy.

    Tuesday, 15th October 2019, 12.45 pm – 2.00 pm
    Venue:  The Manson Lecture Theatre,  LSHTM, Keppel Street Building


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