Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad: Multilinguality and Iranian Cinema

/ University of Toronto Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies


Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad


September 24, 2021

In this episode, join host, Yasamin Jameh, in exploring the representation of non-Persian Iranian languages in Iranian Cinema.  
The 27th episode of Parse is an excerpt on a talk given by Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad titled “Multilinguality and Iranian Cinema” where delves into the representation of non-Persian languages in Iranian movies and how these portrayals of “otherness” subvert the mask of linguist homogeneity in Iran.  
Zeydabadi-Nejad is a research associate at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). His publications have focused on Iranian cinema and media. His monograph, The Politics of Iranian Cinema: Film and Society in the Islamic Republic (Routledge, 2010), is ground-breaking in its ethnographic engagement with the question of media audiences in Iran. He has engaged with various research methodologies, from ethnography to digital ethnography and big data. 
To watch the full lecture, click here: ⁠Multilinguality and Iranian cinema – Saeed Zeydabadi Nejad – September 24th 2021⁠