MOVIE: IWP Cinematheque presents Offside and Prohibited


September 4, 2013 - 7:00pm


Room 109, English Philosophy Building, 251 W. Iowa Ave.

Contact Name: 

Morse, Kelly L

Contact Phone: 

+1 319 335 0128

 In this weekly film series, IWP writers present a movie of their choice. This week Karim Alrawi (Egypt/Canada/US) will present Offside, and Sawsan Al–Areeqe (Yemen) will present her award–winning short Prohibited. Offside is a comedy that takes place after the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran, which rules that women are not allowed to enter sports stadiums. A group of Iranian girls attempt to enter Tehran's Azadi Stadium dressed as boys in order to watch a big football match, but some are caught and arrested. Q&A afterwards with the presenters.

Offside received a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes!