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View Poster - Program in Iranian Studies
The fringes of Iranian society can be a lonely place, especially if you are a teenage girl with few resources.
Directed by Hamid Rahmanian, The Glass House (Iran, 2009) follows four girls striving to pull themselves out of
the margins by enrolling at the program at the Omid Foundation in Tehran. Forget about the Iran that you’ve seen
before. With a virtually invisible camera, the girls of The Glass House take us on a never-before-seen tour of the
underclass of Iran with these brave and defiant stories.
Panelists:
MARJANEH HALATI
Founder and Director,
Omid Foundation
GOHAR FARAHANI
Adjunct Professor,
University of Maryland,
University College;
Co-Founder, Iranian
Women Research
Group
KAVEH KHOSHNOOD
Assistant Professor,
School of Public
Health, Yale University
Moderator:
Special Guest:
MARCIA C. INHORN
HAMID RAHMANIAN
Chair, Council on
Middle East Studies,
Yale University; Editor,
Journal of Middle East
Women’s Studies
Director, The Glass
House
THE OMID FOUNDATION
The Omid Foundation was founded by Marjaneh Halati, a London-based social psychologist and psychotherapist. Its mission is to strengthen the
social, emotional, and economic competencies of disadvantaged young women, aged 15 to 25, in Iran, providing them with a sense of self-worth and
with the opportunities to experience a full range of life options through self-empowerment, education, and training. These young women have typically
been put into care from an early age, run away from abusive homes, or live in extreme poverty.
Admission is Free.
Sponsored by the Council on Middle East Studies at The MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University