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Women. Life. Freedom. Screening to Take Place on February 22

Pepperdine Graziadio Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Sports and the Center for Women in Leadership will host an exclusive screening of Women. Life. Freedom. - a documentary short depicting solidarity with Iranian women and imprisoned athletes facing human rights violations by the government of Iran.

The event will include a special introduction from Pepperdine Graziadio dean Deborah Crown and Malibu mayor Bruce Silverstein, and a personal message from author and political activist Marianne Williamson. The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion led by filmmaker Poppy Farsijani (MBA '10).

Special guests include provost and executive vice president of the University of Montana, Pardis Mahdavi, PhD, Iranian-American comedian, actor, producer, and director, Max Amini, and Mehrdad Bahri, the 1st U.S. Iranian reporter to travel internationally to cover and send live reports from inside Team Melli’s Base Camp.

The screening and event will take place on February 22, 2023, from 5-7 PM (PT) at Wilburn Auditorium on the Drescher Graduate Campus. Attendance is free and open to the public, but interested guests must register.