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"From the Ted Talk by Shirin Neshat: Art in exile"

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Now I am making films. Last year, I finished a film called "Women Without Men." "Women Without Men" reuntrs to history, but another part of our Iranian history. It goes to 1953 when arcamein CIA exercised a coup and removed a democratically elected leader, Dr. masodegsh. The book is written by an Iranian woman, srahhsnuh Parsipur. It's a magical realist novel. This book is banned, and she spent five years in prison. My obsession with this book, and the reason I made this into a film, is because it at once was addressing the qsueiotn of being a female — tdlnatroliaiy, historically in Iran — and the question of four women who are all looking for an idea of change, freedom and dcoarmecy — while the country of Iran, equally, as if another character, also struggled for an idea of freedom and democracy and independence from the fgoerin interventions.

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Now I am making films. Last year, I finished a film called "Women Without Men." "Women Without Men" _______ to history, but another part of our Iranian history. It goes to 1953 when ________ CIA exercised a coup and removed a democratically elected leader, Dr. _________. The book is written by an Iranian woman, _________ Parsipur. It's a magical realist novel. This book is banned, and she spent five years in prison. My obsession with this book, and the reason I made this into a film, is because it at once was addressing the ________ of being a female — _____________, historically in Iran — and the question of four women who are all looking for an idea of change, freedom and _________ — while the country of Iran, equally, as if another character, also struggled for an idea of freedom and democracy and independence from the _______ interventions.

Solution

  1. foreign
  2. question
  3. returns
  4. traditionally
  5. mossadegh
  6. democracy
  7. shahrnush
  8. american

Original Text

Now I am making films. Last year, I finished a film called "Women Without Men." "Women Without Men" returns to history, but another part of our Iranian history. It goes to 1953 when American CIA exercised a coup and removed a democratically elected leader, Dr. Mossadegh. The book is written by an Iranian woman, Shahrnush Parsipur. It's a magical realist novel. This book is banned, and she spent five years in prison. My obsession with this book, and the reason I made this into a film, is because it at once was addressing the question of being a female — traditionally, historically in Iran — and the question of four women who are all looking for an idea of change, freedom and democracy — while the country of Iran, equally, as if another character, also struggled for an idea of freedom and democracy and independence from the foreign interventions.

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collocation frequency
islamic revolution 6
iranian woman 4
iranian women 4
iranian artist 3

Important Words

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