The Screening Room will be hosting an evening dedicated to women’s football on Saturday, June 14 as they showcase the award-winning Iranian movie Offside and host a post-screening dialogue session with members of the Singapore national women's team and Goal.com correspondent Afifah Ariffin.
An entertaining and heartwarming film from 2006, Offside addresses the segregation existing in the nation which prevents women from entering football stadiums.
Iran still remains as one of the few countries in the world to continue this practice with the law having been passed after the Islamic revolution in 1979, to protect women from harsh language and violence that were allegedly rampant at such matches.
Directed by Jafar Panahi, Offside is a delightful comedy that uses football to make a social commentary on the gender issues affecting the country. The film follows a group of teenage girls who attempt to sneak past the stadium guards in order to catch the crucial Iran-Bahrain World Cup qualifying match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.
The Silver Bear winner at The Berlin Film Festival, was also mentioned in Goal Singapore’s Top 5 football movies list.
Be sure to stick around after the film for an insightful discussion with guest panelists comprising, the national women's football team and Goal.com, as they share their own stories and experiences.
Tickets for the event are going at S$15 nett per person, which includes one serving of popcorn and free flow of iced fruit tea. Seats are limited, so register now!
Call: +65 6532 3357
The Screening Room
12 Ann Siang Road