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Farbod Fathinejadfard - Shiraz, tell me about the revolution?

In 1945 the first university of Shiraz opens.
In 1963 women are able to vote for the first time.
In 1971 the Shah organizes the most expensive and biggest party in the world.
In 1979 Mayhem breaks out, the country collapses, the Islamic Republic of Iran is established.
In 1990 I was born.
In 2015 I might be granted Belgian citizenship. Maybe.
In 2018 I might be granted Belgian citizenship. Maybe.
In 2019 I might be granted Belgian citizenship. Maybe.

In Shiraz, tell me about the revolution? Farbod Fathinejadfard crosses the different worlds he has grown up in and re-collects and stacks them randomly again. Merciless, he dissects the two systems which turned him in who he is today. Farbod Fathinejadfard reveals the reality of government policies and agencies who turn him –and countless others – into a puppet being yanked about by (bureaucratic) structures. It becomes painful when the attempt of power structures to be objective clashes with (his) individual, human enthusiasm.

Coaching: Michiel Soete and Benjamin Op de Beeck | Light: Bas De Vos | Video: Sara Sampelayo | Soundscape: Michiel Soete and Gregor Van Mulders | Technique: Gregor Van Mulders | Costumes: Anne-Catherine Kunz | Dramaturgical research: Dries Douibi | Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (KWP) | Co-production: KWP, d e t h e a t e r m a k e r, BUDA, Vooruit, ARSENAAL/LAZARUS | Rooted in: Transfo – Collect | Thanks to: Bâtardfestival, Johan Dehollander, Aurelie Di Marino, Silke Huysmans, Hannes Dereere, and Tine Van Aerschot, Lukas Stallaert. With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschap and the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

Duration: 60 mins. | Language: ENG and NL (Persian)

JUN 14 @ 20h _ Budascoop, Almost Summer Festival, BUDA, Kortrijk (BE) Premiere
AUG 2 - 9 _ Theater Aan Zee #2019, Oostende (BE)
Season 2019-20 Vooruit, Gent (BE)