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.
Founder and Director,
University of Maryland,
School of Public
Health, Yale University
MARCIA C. INHORN
Chair, Council on
Middle East Studies,
Yale University; Editor,
Journal of Middle East
Director, The Glass
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