Shroud & Torrent

16 mm B&W / 6 min / 2003

Shroud and Torrent, is a contemporary fable, focusing on a young Moslem woman and her spiritual transformation. The film is inspired by the works of Iranian poets, 13th century’s Omar Khayyam and 20th century’s Forough Farokhzad.

Excerpt: 1:18 min

“In her hauntingly beautiful black and white film, Jila Nikpay addresses the issue of the role of religion and its codes in the everyday lives of Islamic people.”

— Diane Mullin, Associate Curator, Frederick R. Weisman Museum

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