Iranian Film Series

As part of Women’s History Month, the Humanities program at NOVA Woodbridge is hosting an Iranian Film Series in the Lakeside Theater. Each film addresses the unique position of women in Iranian society.

The final film, A Separation, will be shown Thursday, March 28 at 7pm.  Hailed as one of the best films ever made in Iran, in 2011 it received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, while also nominated for Best Screenplay, and is about a couple facing the complications for divorced families under Iranian law.

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New Humanities Course!

HUM 295: Feminism in Art & Culture will be offered Fall 2013, Monday nights at 7pm.  This course is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of American feminism since the early twentieth century in the context of art, literature, and film.  Course materials will range from feminist theory, to seminal writings by activists, to great books and will include additional film screenings.  Coursework is discussion and research based, and will culminate in a final class activist project.  For more information, contact Erin Devine at

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Aura Artist Lecture Series in March

As part of Women’s History Month, three of the artists from Aura: New Images of Women will be lecturing on their work.  Lectures are on Mondays at 2pm in Room 434 (next to the Testing Center in the Library).

The first of the series lectures will be Monday, March 4.  Northern VA based photographer Gwynneth Vanlaven will talk about the performative aspects of her work, particularly the exploration of the body marked by serious injury and disability.

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Aura: New Images of Women

Now in the 4th Floor Atrium Gallery, an exhibition of works on the theme of women will be on view through March 29.  The exhibition, part of NOVA-Woodbridge’s One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women worldwide, represents artists from both the U.S. and abroad, including from Virginia, Iran, South Africa, Brazil, and Scotland.

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