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Film, Feminism and Frankenstein

How artists are stitching stories together from other cultures, places and times for today, with Haifaa al-Mansour, Ahmed Saadawi, Morehshin Allahyari and Imtiaz Dharker.

How artists are stitching stories together from other cultures, places and times to speak to audiences today about gender equality and conflict in the Middle East.

At a time of radical change in Saudi Arabia, the BBC’s Nawal al-Maghafi asks Saudi's first female filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour why she wanted to tell the story of English science fiction pioneer, Mary Shelley.

The award-winning Iraqi novelist Ahmed Saadawi tells the BBC’s Mona Deeley why he chose to transplant Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Baghdad.

Iranian artist Morehshin Allahyari tells a story that re-writes mythology to interrogate misogyny in the Middle East and beyond.

Plus, the award-winning poet and artist Imtiaz Dharker on the film that showed her that art can be a rich tapestry.

Presented by Tina Daheley
Produced by Kirsty McQuire

Image: Prop of Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein Credit: Albert L. Ortega/ Getty Images

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27 minutes

Broadcasts

  • Sat 23 Jun 2018 02:32GMT
  • Sat 23 Jun 2018 08:32GMT
  • Sat 23 Jun 2018 17:32GMT
  • Sun 24 Jun 2018 19:32GMT
  • Sun 24 Jun 2018 23:06GMT
  • Mon 25 Jun 2018 03:32GMT
  • Mon 25 Jun 2018 06:32GMT

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